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Apple expected to announce new streaming TV service at March 25 event

Just days after Apple confirmed its March 25th "show time" event by sending out invites to members of the press, a new Bloomberg report helps to shed light on Apple's short-term plans for its TV service.

"Both Zhen Ding and Flexium may see their shipments for Apple's upcoming iPad models offset a slowdown in shipments for the iPhones in the first half of 2019, the sources noted", the report continues.

This is the day the same day when Apple will be hosting an event to presumably reveal a new video streaming service as part of its strategy to create more sources of revenue to diversify its products and services portfolio. The event will be at 10:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 PM Eastern, so mark your calendars. The sources also said that Apple will unveil the new products on March 25. While there has been much talks about it launching a TV streaming and Apple News subscription services, reports suggest the company might unleash a couple of hardware including revamped AirPods, a new entry-level iPad, and the long-delayed AirPower wireless charging pad.

The event, labeled as "It's Show Time", hints at its focus on subscription services. Apple's App Store, where the service is likely to be distributed, is now available in more than 100 countries. Tim Cook's company is also expected to announce an Apple News subscription initiative created to appeal to those who are happy to bypass a pay-wall for their curated daily news fix.

Apple is also in discussions with HBO, part of AT&T Inc-owned WarnerMedia, to become part of the service and it could yet make it in time for the launch, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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