Apple (AAPL) - Get Report is hosting a surprise event to show off some of its favorite apps. 

The tech giant set out a batch of invitations on Monday to a Dec. 2 event in New York, described as a "special event honoring our favorite games and apps of 2019."

Apple shares closed 0.5% higher on Monday to $267.10.

Apple typically holds two major events each year focused on its latest hardware and software offerings, but has been more aggressively pushing into services with the recent release of Apple Arcade, Apple Card, Apple TV+ and Apple News+. 

For the third quarter, Apple posted $12.5 billion in services revenue, up 18% from the year prior. 

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