Apple Arcade Price Set At Apple Event [Update]
Arcade's price is unconfirmed, but it could allegedly be cheaper than Apple's other services.
Apple's latest big product announcement event takes place later today, September 10. It's expected to reveal the iPhone 11 line of devices, possibly among other pieces of hardware, but the company is increasingly focused on its various services. Those include the upcoming Apple Arcade, which is slated to launch this fall but hasn't been discussed in much depth since it was revealed earlier this year. A section devoted to Arcade is kicking off the Apple event today, so an Arcade price point might very well be shared for the upcoming service. In the meantime, you can catch up on the original announcement and what the company shared at the time below, or check out our list of all the Apple Arcade games.
[Update: Sure enough, the event has confirmed that Apple Arcade's price is indeed set at $5 per month in the United States. It launches on September 19 and will offer a free trial. We also learned that another big service from Apple, Apple TV+, launches in November.]
Apple Event News
Apple unveiled its gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade, back in March 2019. While it's expected to roll out sometime this fall, reports recently circulated that Apple Arcade could cost just $5 USD / $7 AUD / £4 GBP per month.
9to5 Mac uncovered the alleged pricing, which includes a one-month free trial, in a promotional message hidden within an App Store API. Apple has yet to comment on the matter, but 9to5 Mac reports that Apple Arcade will feature Family Sharing as well. With the supposed price unconfirmed, there's a possibility it could change ahead of Apple's September 10 event, where the company is expected to announce new iPhones.
Apple has been testing its Arcade service on company employees, offering the subscription for just $0.49 USD per month. The extremely cheap price is only for Apple employees and will reportedly last until iOS 13 becomes available for everyone.
Apple Arcade will be accessible on Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac computers. With Apple's various continuity features, you'll be able to transfer between devices. The new gaming subscription service is said to launch with 100+ games, including Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, Team Sonic Racing, Where Cards Fall, and more.
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