Jeremy Horwitz on Apple’s Special Event:
It began with a roundup of existing Apple services, ranging from the universally beloved Apple Pay to the perpetually troubled Siri, and finished with promises that new services will become available later this year. Only Apple News+ launched immediately, while Apple TV Channels was promised for May, Apple Card for the summer, then Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade sometime (or perhaps at different times) in the fall.
Uh oh. A trend is developing with Tim Cook’s Apple.
These days, there’s a fairly good chance that a new Apple offering will be “coming soon” rather than “available today.” Assuming that they aren’t delayed, four of the five new Apple services announced yesterday are months off.
Check out Jack Miller’s ‘One More Thing’ vs. ‘Coming Soon‘ on Mac360.