Feb 12, 2019 - Technology

Apple said to be launching subscription services at March 25 event

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Apple CEO Tim Cook. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

Apple plans to launch its subscription services at a March 25 event at its company headquarters, per BuzzFeed. However, the Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is still having trouble getting large newspapers to sign on for a planned paid component of Apple News.

Why it matters: As iPhone sales growth has slowed, Apple has been looking to services to help boost sales. It has made several moves in the space, including big video content deals with Oprah and others and the purchase of Texture, a sort of "Netflix for magazines."

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