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Apple Plans Mega Bundle of Music, News, TV as Early as 2020

  • Company keeps rights to bundle News+ service with TV+, Music
  • Move may woo more subscribers, but lower publishers’ News+ cut
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports on Apple’s possible bundling initiative.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports on Apple’s possible bundling initiative.(Source: Bloomberg)

Apple Inc. is considering bundling its paid internet services, including News+, Apple TV+ and Apple Music, as soon as 2020, in a bid to gain more subscribers, according to people familiar with the matter.

The latest sign of this strategy is a provision that Apple included in deals with publishers that lets the iPhone maker bundle the News+ subscription service with other paid digital offerings, the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing private deals.