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Apple is reportedly holding its next event March 25

Mike Murphy
By Mike Murphy

Technology editor

If you’ve felt like it’s been ages since Apple announced anything, you probably need to relax, but also rejoice! The company is reportedly planning to host a product launch event in California on March 25, BuzzFeed reported today (Feb. 12). That’s just six short weeks away.

The company is expected to unveil a new subscription news services, BuzzFeed says. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier today (paywall) that many publishers are wary of Apple’s forthcoming $10-per-month service, which will bring together news from behind many site’s paywalls into one feed, as the company is apparently asking for 50% of the subscription revenue.

As iPhone sales soften, Apple has become more reliant on its growing services business, which includes subscriptions to iCloud storage, Apple Music, AppleCare, and sales of app and content downloads. The company is also expected to launch a video streaming service, replete with original content from the likes of Steven Spielberg and Oprah, in the near future. It’s unclear whether this service will be ready for the spring event, and whether it would be supported by any new hardware.

Last year’s March event took place at a public school in Chicago, and was focused on the iPad and its role in education, so it’s not without precedent that Apple would host an event solely around a relatively niche topic.

Apple declined to comment on today’s news report.

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