Apple TV+ launched by Apple

Apple finally announced its own premium video streaming service. Called Apple TV+, the service will offer Apple’s original programming in a redesigned Apple TV app. The Apple TV app will also be available across a range of smart TVs and platforms like Sony, LG, Samsung and even on Amazon FireTV stick and Roku devices.

Apple Card is Apple’s new Credit Card

Apple launched a credit card at the “Show Time” event called Apple Card. It’s an actual titanium-based MasterCard credit card made in partnership with Goldman Sachs. The card has no late fees, annual fees, over limit fees, and international fees. The card will have your name etched with laser on the card.

Apple launches Apple News Plus Service

Apple has announced its Apple News Plus service, which integrates magazines with its Apple News service. The new service will feature over 300 magazines like National Geographic, Men’s Health, Vogue and others.

O2 to launch 5G network in 2019

O2 has announced it will begin the rollout of its 5G network this year in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. Other areas of the UK will enjoy rollout from 2020 to coincide with the wider availability of 5G handsets.

Samsung Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e officially unveiled

Samsung today officially unveiled the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e. Made for all types of fitness enthusiasts, from casual runners to athletes, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e support active lifestyles. With thin, lightweight bodies, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e are easy to style and comfortable to wear all week long.

Apple implements AT&T’s Fake 5G E Network Icon

In the United States, AT&T has been creating a lot of controversy for its 5G Evolution (5G E) naming, which is the company’s consumer-facing name for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology. 5G E in essence is an extension of existing 4G LTE technology and is not in fact true 5G.

O2 and Vodafone to team up in the UK to share 5G

O2 and Vodafone plan to extend the existing network sharing partnership term and include 5G at joint radio network sites. This would enable both O2 and Vodafone to deploy 5G faster, to offer 5G services to more customers over a wider geographic area, and to do so at a lower cost.

Apple HomePod now available in China and Hong Kong

Apple has launched the Apple HomePod in mainland China and Hong Kong markets.  The promotional material highlighted regional tweaks to Siri including recognition of queries for music genres "Mandopop" and "Cantopop," which will trigger playback of custom radio stations in Apple Music.

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