Apple Is Launching Its Own News Application
Apple Is Launching Its Own News Subscription Service, Apple News+
Apple unveiled its news subscription service, Apple News+, which includes magazine offerings from Time, Vogue, the New Yorker, and National Geographic, as well as digital subscriptions to the Skimm, the Cut, TechCrunch, and Vulture.
The subscription will cost approx. $9.99 per month and includes unlimited access to all of the service’s publishers, with Family Sharing — but only through apps on the company’s products: iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices. Apple is offering the first month free, and it’s currently only available to customers in the US and Canada.
Digital subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times newspapers are also included in Apple News+.
In 2015, Apple began shipping every iPhone with a preloaded, free News app, which features content from magazines and other outlets, based on the user’s interest, as well as a trending stories section and a featured section curated by Apple’s on-staff editors. The service announced today will be offered within the existing News app, and only available to people with an iPhone or Mac computer.
After subscription, the app will portray a “live cover,” which features a looping video clip, in the News app’s main Today tab. A new, dedicated News+ tab in the News app includes a My Magazines section, with favorited and suggested magazines, as well as a featured magazine story picked by Apple News editors and new, selected issues. The articles are designed to be immersive and fill the device’s entire screen, whether it’s on an iPad or iPhone.