I had no use for Texture so I don’t know if anything could entice me to this new version, especially since the papers I read most (NYT, WaPo) aren’t part of the deal (and I already subscribe to one of those).
Gaming subs will undoubtedly feature (or be limited to) small developers. It could be a good deal for them and for many consumers, but it would lead to the promotion of certain types of games; outstanding short-play games with endings won’t survive (or won’t subscribe to the service) because revenue would necessarily be small compared to games that go on and on, continually garnering play-time-based revenue.
If Apple really wants to get a foothold into streaming subscription revenue they need to do more than spend billions on content (especially when other, more longstanding services outspend them 2x-5X) so they’d probably want to partially subsidize cable packages too, to get people into the ecosystem, before charging more for more products later on. Maybe they’ll throw in an AppleTV with certain tiers of subscription.
I’ve long thought that Apple should offer Mac/iOS subscriptions with AppleCare+, the same way they’ve offered with the iPhone Upgrade Program. I doubt this would be announced today, but I still think the idea of subscribing to an iPad/Pro/MacBook would be beneficial to Apple.
Pricing? Don’t know, don’t really care. None of this will probably be on my To Buy list soon.