Apple confirms March 25th ‘It’s show time’ event with media invites

Apple has announced that March 25th will be the date of its next big launch, with the tagline "It's showtime", which makes it pretty clear that we're finally going to see the launch of its long-awaited streaming TV service.

The launch later this month could also touch on Apple's rumoured subscription news service, what's been heralded as the "Netflix for news". The event will take place at 10 am PT at the company's Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif.

Rumour has it that the service will combine original content and existing third-party subscription services.

Apple has long hinted at a planned video service, spending $2 billion in Hollywood to produce its own content and signing major stars such as Oprah Winfrey.

But Apple wouldn't be at the top of the market; that honor goes to Netflix which had 139 million subscribers at the end of a year ago. Apple's App Store, where the service is likely to be distributed, is now available in more than 100 countries. That service, previously dubbed 'the Netflix of magazines, ' had bundled together magazines for one low monthly price. The report also mentioned Apple is in talks with various celebrities for attending the event celebrities like Jennifer Anniston, Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon and director JJ Abrams.

Alongisde the services that are being announced it's likely that we will also hear more about iOS 12.2, the update that will bring with it support for HomeKit-compatible TVs.

Vanessa Coleman