Apple's 'It's show time' event: Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, Apple Card, and your hot takes

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In the latest episode of the Macworld Podcast, we have a long chat about Apple's March 25 "It's show time" event. For our feature discussion, we pick apart all the services announced during the event: Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and the Apple Card. In our two-minute tip, we'll show you how to add a Shortcut to your iPhone's home screen. We'll also discuss hot takes from our audience. This is episode 645 of the Macworld Podcast with Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, and Mike Simon.

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Check out these links for more information about the news briefs that we discussed on the show.

Apple's March 25 'It's show time' event

Apple officially came out yesterday as a full-fledged services company—even to the point of not showing a single piece of new hardware on stage. We'd long suspected that Apple was going to focus on its TV service during this event, but as it turns out, that was just the start of it. Specifically, Apple announced Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and even a new credit card called the Apple Card. The Cupertino company also introduced some changes to the iOS TV app. Whew.

For this episode's feature, we discuss each service and then discuss how well Apple handled its debut as a service-oriented company. You can read more about the services through the articles linked below.

Two-minute tip

This week, we'll show you how to add a Shortcut from the Shortcuts app to your home screen so you can activate it as easily as any other app. Click the link below to get more details.

Your hot takes

We love to read your comments and questions. Let us know what you’re thinking on Twitter (@macworld), or on the Macworld Facebook page.

Here are a few comments that caught our eye this week.

Apple TV: @ShankTheTank

hottake shankthetank IDG

Apple Arcade: @Schnizzle_Fits

hottake schnizzlefits IDG

Apple Card: @LeeWoods650

hottake leewoods650 IDG

Apple Card: @bankwituw

hottake bankwituw IDG

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