Amazon outlines Whole Foods plans, Xbox in talks for crossplay with PS4In today's top stories, Amazon announces its plans for various aspects of its Whole Foods deal. Also, Microsoft announces it's working on cross-console gaming between its Xbox One and Sony's Playstation 4.
This is CNet and here are the stories that matter right now. Amazon announced it expected to close its purchase of Whole Foods on August 28th. When the deal is complete, Amazon plans to immediately slash prices on High ticket items like organic fruits and responsibly farmed salmon. Whole Foods loyalty plan will be replaced with Amazon Prime at some point in the future and private label products will be made available on Amazon dot com. Shares of several major grocers sank after Amazon's announcements. A French site believes it knows the next iPhone launch date. Mac forever reported Apple could reveal the newest iteration of the iPhone at a September 12th event, with a September 22nd sale date. Previous Apple iPhone events have happened in early to mid September so it is a solid guess, but reports claiming the next iPhone could be delayed until October or November means we'll have to learn the answer when we always do the day Apple sends out it's invent invite. Microsoft hinted at the possibility of crossplay between it's Xbox one and Sony's play station 4. At the games.com video game conference in Germany Microsoft's head of marketing for Xbox revealed the company He was talking to Sony in the hopes of opening up cross console play between systems. Some game developers have pointed to Sony as the reason cross play hasn't happened yet. Neither company immediately responded to requests for comment. [MUSIC] Stay up-to-date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app, in the Apple or Google Play stores.