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Capella
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2019-09-10, 13:44

Apple Arcade
  • $4.99/mo with a family plan
  • All the content released through Apple Arcade is new and exclusive to it ala Epic Games Store
  • Info about some games can be found at their website

Apple TV+
  • $4.99/mo with a family plan
  • free year if buy an AppleTV hardware
  • can be viewed on the web as well as on Apple apps for iOS, MacOS, the AppleTV, etc

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kscherer
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2019-09-10, 13:51

Apple TV+ pricing is good at $4.99/month. That will at least make it compelling enough to try. And, if you buy a new thing from today forward, you get Apple TV+ for 1 year for FREEEEEEE!

Apple TV+, Disney+, Netflix.

Who needs cable?

I think cable becomes a data service within the next 5 years.

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turtle
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2019-09-10, 13:55

I really like the Arcade. I have kids all on iDevices so it just makes a lot of sense. The fact that it's a family plan from the start is awesome. I'm not going to buy it right off on launch, but I don't envision me letting much time pass before getting it for the family.

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Capella
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2019-09-10, 14:03

Wait, holdon, it's free with Any Apple thing? Not just with new ATVs?
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2019-09-10, 14:07

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Wait, holdon, it's free with Any Apple thing? Not just with new ATVs?
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/...-storytellers/

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Customers who purchase any new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch starting September 10 can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.
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2019-09-10, 15:02

I'm honestly a little surprised at how aggressively they're pricing these things. I'm a day one signup for Arcade and I'll definitely try TV+ given that I'll be buying at least one new device in the next couple of months.

I also signed up for that 3 years of Disney+ at that insanely discounted rate. We have Hulu through my Spotify account. Netflix is looking more and more likely to get the axe.

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turtle
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2019-09-12, 12:30

CNET just posted an article with 51 of the announced games coming to Apple Arcade. Some of those look cool, but only a few look like something I'd kill time with. It will be nice to see what other games end up being included even if not exclusive.

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2019-09-14, 06:34

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CNET just posted an article with 51 of the announced games coming to Apple Arcade. Some of those look cool, but only a few look like something I'd kill time with. It will be nice to see what other games end up being included even if not exclusive.
Thanks for that link. I'm getting pretty excited about Arcade. Not for me, but for my kids. I can't count the number of times they'v downloaded a "free" game that needs IAPs to function fully. It's so frustrating for them (and me). It'll be nice to know that they won't have to deal with that nonsense with these games.

Even if they're mediocre. Because, let's face it, people my kids' age don't have great taste in media in general.

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2019-09-19, 10:53

Is this where we should post thoughts about the arcade games?

Like many people, I'm enjoying Sayonara. It's not too hard and the levels are quick which is what I want with mobile games.

I haven't heard much about The Pinball Wizard. It's charming and a fun take on pinball. I haven't played any others but so far, so good with arcade.

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2019-09-19, 11:35

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Is this where we should post thoughts about the arcade games?
Seems like a good spot to me.
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2019-09-19, 14:21

From the reviews, it sure sounds like Apple Arcade is the surprise hit (at least with reviewers) and arguably too cheap (uncharacteristically so for Apple). Not that I'm complaining.
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2019-09-20, 09:58

At least they make the first month free. I'm really up for that though I'm not ready to do the trial until my kid's iPads can be updated. No point in starting the clock on a month when the kids (who it is really for) can even use it. Though it seems that the release is pushed up to the 24th now. So, next week I might jump in for the trial at least.

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turtle
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2019-09-26, 22:45

So who's been using Apple Arcade and how do you like it? Does it seem like it would be worth another monthly subscription? I'm thinking I'll wait until macOS 10.15 is out since it will have Arcade as an option on it. Then I can really get my free month's worth out of it.

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2019-09-29, 19:08

Some of the games are fun ways to pass the time. I'm enjoying it. For $4.99/month, it seems like a great deal. I'm going to stick with it for a while.

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2019-10-10, 10:56

If you haven't played Card of Darkness, you should. It's a perfect mobile game. I'm really enjoying it.
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2019-10-10, 18:25

Who else has Apple Arcade? I am just having such a hard time agreeing to another monthly service fee. I mean, $60 a year is nothing by itself, but those fees for different things add up. Yes, I know it is free for a month, but then I’m not likely to cancel the service once my kids get ahold of it.

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kscherer
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2019-10-10, 18:36

Haven't done it yet. Not sure if I'm going to. Honestly, I pretty much just play Minecraft.

I know, I'm boring, but I'm really not much of a gamer.

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2019-10-12, 15:38

No interest in arcade at all. Most of the Mac OS/iOS games just aren't my style. Even though several of the games I play regularly are on Mac via Steam, I still play them in Windows because they simply work better. The Mac versions crash a lot, due to poor porting for the most part. Now if Apple could get Logitech to make drivers for it's wheels, I might change my mind, but that's unlikely.
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2019-10-30, 23:51

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“The Morning Show” reportedly cost $15 million per episode to produce, for a grand total of $300 million for its two-season order. Apple really bet the bank on this one. Outside of navel-gazing media circles, it’s unlikely to earn much interest.
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kscherer
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2019-10-31, 09:51

Apple TV+ just isn't showing anything that even begins to peak my interest. That Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are working on another WWII saga will get my attention, but I am going to wait and see how that turns out. Otherwise, my nickels are dropping in the Disney+ bucket.

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turtle
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2019-11-10, 17:55

Apple has really loose standards for what they call new devices. I just got this email:


Cool right? Well all I did was pay $450 for an iPad screen replacement. I guess this makes for the new device. Apple seems really hard up to give away their service in hopes of hooking people into staying on for a monthly cost.

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2019-11-10, 20:32

Apple sure is betting a lot of Apple TV+. If I wasn't already signed up for a few streaming services I might try it, but the content looks weak at best.
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2019-11-11, 00:24

an iPad screen replacement is $450?!?
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turtle
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2019-11-11, 00:25

Yep
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