Will Apple spend $1bn to launch TV/music/news subscription bundle?

Earlier this year Apple acquired Texture, a Netflix-style magazine service that gives subscribers unlimited access to over 200 publications for a monthly fee.

And now it seems to be turning its attentions (and, supposedly, $1bn) towards creating a bundled digital service that would incorporate those magazines alongside news content, Apple Music and its own original video programming, according to The Information’s sources.

When Apple will unveil the new subscription offering, however, is unclear.

If priced right, though, it could be an attractive all-in-one service as a more comprehensive rival to Amazon Prime, which also offers music, video and news.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.