If you bought a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac after September 11 this year, then you can get a free year of Apple TV+ (normally $7.99/month). The streaming service launches November 1, after which you’ll have three months to activate your free year in the Apple TV app. (If you buy a new device after November 1, you’ll have three months from the purchase date to activate.)
TV+ launches with a slate of original shows and films, including The Morning Show, which is like ... daytime Newsroom? See more trailers on Apple’s site.
After your free year, TV+ will auto-renew for a month at $7.99. To cancel without missing some of your free subscription, set a calendar alert for a couple of days before your free year runs out, and include a link to the cancellation page.
If you already intended to pay for the streaming service, then consider this a $96 discount on a device purchase. On the $209 Apple TV, that’s actually a consideration. But don’t use this to justify a new iPhone.