Apple Arcade Overview Updated December 3, 2019

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March 2019 - December 2019


At a service focused event in March of 2019, unveiled  a new game subscription service it is called “Apple Arcade”. The service will allow iOS, Mac, and Apple TV users to pay a flat monthly fee and access a bundle of otherwise paid apps through the App Store.

Apple is said to be working with a handful of publishers and developers for the service. The company touted that the service will unify gaming between mobile (iOS), desktop (macOS), and the living room (tvOS).

Apple Arcade Features

With a single subscription, the service will give you access to over 100 new and exclusive games. Arcade will be a new area on the App Store, with a new tab along the bottom. The service syncs between all of your devices, and offline playing. There are no ads or in-app purchases with the service. The service will allow access to all members in a Family Sharing account.

Apple Arcade Pricing

Apple has not revealed pricing for the service. We expect to learn more about pricing closer to the time of release. It’ll likely be between $9.99 to $14.99 per month. The service will launch in the fall of 2019 in 150+ countries.

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Follow below for all the latest news and information about the new game subscription service from Apple.

Apple Arcade Stories December 3

This year, Apple made a renewed push into Services with new content subscriptions for reading news, watching television, and playing new games.

Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ each cost $4.99 per month, and offer compelling original TV and games to play. However, there are a few extra things you may want to buy to improve the experience. These accessories can make great gift ideas for any Apple fan.

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Apple Arcade Stories November 27

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service.

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Apple Arcade Stories November 7

As highlighted in a report from Bloomberg today, the opportunities for Apple revenue growth in one of its biggest markets, China, are unclear as the company has been unable to launch its new paid services in the region due to strict local laws concerning content availability and censorship policy.

This year, Apple put a big focus on Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ launches. None of them are available in China.

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Apple Arcade Stories October 30

Tim Cook explains why Apple is giving TV+ away for free, talks early Apple Arcade reception

Apple TV+ officially launches this Friday, November 1 – and many Apple users will have free access for the first year. Apple is offering everyone who buys a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV a free year of Apple TV+, a decision that Tim Cook says is part of Apple’s efforts to maximize the subscriber base.

Apple Arcade Stories October 11

Apple Arcade is a new subscription service that offers an entire catalog of games for $4.99 a month. Games can be accessed on multiple devices and shared with up to six family members through iCloud Family Sharing. The platform has been available since September 16 with a trial period of 30 days, so the first subscribers will be charged starting next week.

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Apple Arcade Stories October 9

With all of its latest OS updates shipped, Apple Arcade is now available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac and a new feature for the company’s hardware is support for Xbox and PS4 wireless controllers. Now Apple is selling the Xbox Wireless Controller on its online store with in-store availability starting from October 11.

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