Apple News will get a real-time results hub for Nov. 6's US midterm elections

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in General Discussion edited November 2018
Hoping to become the go-to news source for next Tuesday's voting, Apple is reportedly set to replace its current Midterm Elections hub in Apple News with an "Election Night" version, in which people will be able to get real-time information on the balance of the Senate and House.

The Apple News Election Night hub.
The Apple News Election Night hub.


Apple is linking with the Associated Press for real-time data, which will translate into a variety of infographics covering state and federal levels. These should "tick" every minute, TechCrunch indicated on Friday.

Notifications will be pushed out once the Democrats or the Republicans take control of an institution. Apple is also planning a "Key Races" section, and yet another dedicated to breaking stories gathered from sources like CNN, Fox News, Axios, Politico, and the Washington Post.

ABC and NBC will offer live video feeds, while CNN, CBS, and Fox News will offer video clips. People won't have to authenticate with a TV provider to watch, Apple said.

As with the rest of Apple News, Election Night will be highly curated. Nov. 6 should be an "all-hands-on-deck type of situation," according to TechCrunch.

Apple has opted for curation over algorithms in Apple News. The service's rivals, such as Facebook and Twitter, have often struggled to keep up against the flood of bogus information published and relayed by users, in some cases planted by governments like Russia to influence politics.

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  • Reply 1 of 13
    (Eyeroll)
  • Reply 2 of 13
    Hoping to become the go-to news source for next Tuesday's voting, Apple is reportedly set to replace its current Midterm Elections hub in Apple News with an "Election Night" version, in which people will be able to get real-time information on the balance of the Senate and House.


    The Apple News Election Night hub.


    Apple is linking with the Associated Press for real-time data, which will translate into a variety of infographics covering state and federal levels. These should "tick" every minute, TechCrunch indicated on Friday.

    Notifications will be pushed out once the Democrats or the Republicans take control of an institution. Apple is also planning a "Key Races" section, and yet another dedicated to breaking stories gathered from sources like CNN, Fox News, Axios, Politico, and the Washington Post.

    ABC and NBC will offer live video feeds, while CNN, CBS, and Fox News will offer video clips. People won't have to authenticate with a TV provider to watch, Apple said.

    As with the rest of Apple News, Election Night will be highly curated. Nov. 6 should be an "all-hands-on-deck type of situation," according to TechCrunch.

    Apple has opted for curation over algorithms in Apple News. The service's rivals, such as Facebook and Twitter, have often struggled to keep up against the flood of bogus information published and relayed by users, in some cases planted by governments like Russia to influence politics.

    How do you curate real-time information?
    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 3 of 13
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 4,346administrator
    Hoping to become the go-to news source for next Tuesday's voting, Apple is reportedly set to replace its current Midterm Elections hub in Apple News with an "Election Night" version, in which people will be able to get real-time information on the balance of the Senate and House.


    The Apple News Election Night hub.


    Apple is linking with the Associated Press for real-time data, which will translate into a variety of infographics covering state and federal levels. These should "tick" every minute, TechCrunch indicated on Friday.

    Notifications will be pushed out once the Democrats or the Republicans take control of an institution. Apple is also planning a "Key Races" section, and yet another dedicated to breaking stories gathered from sources like CNN, Fox News, Axios, Politico, and the Washington Post.

    ABC and NBC will offer live video feeds, while CNN, CBS, and Fox News will offer video clips. People won't have to authenticate with a TV provider to watch, Apple said.

    As with the rest of Apple News, Election Night will be highly curated. Nov. 6 should be an "all-hands-on-deck type of situation," according to TechCrunch.

    Apple has opted for curation over algorithms in Apple News. The service's rivals, such as Facebook and Twitter, have often struggled to keep up against the flood of bogus information published and relayed by users, in some cases planted by governments like Russia to influence politics.

    How do you curate real-time information?
    The same way that they do it now.
  • Reply 4 of 13
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,149member
    Hoping to become the go-to news source for next Tuesday's voting, Apple is reportedly set to replace its current Midterm Elections hub in Apple News with an "Election Night" version, in which people will be able to get real-time information on the balance of the Senate and House.


    The Apple News Election Night hub.


    Apple is linking with the Associated Press for real-time data, which will translate into a variety of infographics covering state and federal levels. These should "tick" every minute, TechCrunch indicated on Friday.

    Notifications will be pushed out once the Democrats or the Republicans take control of an institution. Apple is also planning a "Key Races" section, and yet another dedicated to breaking stories gathered from sources like CNN, Fox News, Axios, Politico, and the Washington Post.

    ABC and NBC will offer live video feeds, while CNN, CBS, and Fox News will offer video clips. People won't have to authenticate with a TV provider to watch, Apple said.

    As with the rest of Apple News, Election Night will be highly curated. Nov. 6 should be an "all-hands-on-deck type of situation," according to TechCrunch.

    Apple has opted for curation over algorithms in Apple News. The service's rivals, such as Facebook and Twitter, have often struggled to keep up against the flood of bogus information published and relayed by users, in some cases planted by governments like Russia to influence politics.

    How do you curate real-time information?
    The same way that they do it now.
    Haha, I saw what you did there.
  • Reply 5 of 13
    MacPro said:
    Hoping to become the go-to news source for next Tuesday's voting, Apple is reportedly set to replace its current Midterm Elections hub in Apple News with an "Election Night" version, in which people will be able to get real-time information on the balance of the Senate and House.


    The Apple News Election Night hub.


    Apple is linking with the Associated Press for real-time data, which will translate into a variety of infographics covering state and federal levels. These should "tick" every minute, TechCrunch indicated on Friday.

    Notifications will be pushed out once the Democrats or the Republicans take control of an institution. Apple is also planning a "Key Races" section, and yet another dedicated to breaking stories gathered from sources like CNN, Fox News, Axios, Politico, and the Washington Post.

    ABC and NBC will offer live video feeds, while CNN, CBS, and Fox News will offer video clips. People won't have to authenticate with a TV provider to watch, Apple said.

    As with the rest of Apple News, Election Night will be highly curated. Nov. 6 should be an "all-hands-on-deck type of situation," according to TechCrunch.

    Apple has opted for curation over algorithms in Apple News. The service's rivals, such as Facebook and Twitter, have often struggled to keep up against the flood of bogus information published and relayed by users, in some cases planted by governments like Russia to influence politics.

    How do you curate real-time information?
    The same way that they do it now.
    Haha, I saw what you did there.
    Yeah, curated real-time is like delayed expediting...
    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 6 of 13
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 4,481member
    Apple should not do this, it will trigger people and we'll see all kinds of mass depression. People do not need to see instantaneous results. 
    edited November 2018
  • Reply 7 of 13
    maestro64 said:
    Apple should not do this, it will trigger people and we'll see all kinds of mass depression. People do not need to see instantaneous results. 
    Maybe Apple should include the Suicide Prevention Hotline number on every story page for those about to get another dose of reality.
    boltsfan17
  • Reply 8 of 13
    maestro64 said:
    Apple should not do this, it will trigger people and we'll see all kinds of mass depression. People do not need to see instantaneous results. 
    Maybe Apple should include the Suicide Prevention Hotline number on every story page for those about to get another dose of reality.
    Not necessary - remember they will be “curating” on the fly so things will inevitably lean in a direction that should soften the blow....
    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 9 of 13
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 4,346administrator
    Deleted a few. As a reminder, AppleInsider forums are not the place for your political manifesto.
    badmonkMacPro
  • Reply 10 of 13
    boltsfan17boltsfan17 Posts: 2,158member
    maestro64 said:
    Apple should not do this, it will trigger people and we'll see all kinds of mass depression. People do not need to see instantaneous results. 
    Maybe Apple should include the Suicide Prevention Hotline number on every story page for those about to get another dose of reality.
    That or a link to Kleenex's website. 
    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 11 of 13
    I look forward to many, many, many people voting. The more the better. Voting is Democracy. 
  • Reply 12 of 13
    Appleish said:
    I look forward to many, many, many people voting. The more the better. Voting is Democracy. 
    I understand what you mean, but realize we are not a democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic. The word democracy does not appear in any of our founding documents, and if it was used it was always in a negative light by our Founders. I cringe every time I hear any politician say that we are a democracy, when in fact we are not. 
    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 13 of 13
    Appleish said:
    I look forward to many, many, many people voting. The more the better. Voting is Democracy. 
    I understand what you mean, but realize we are not a democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic. The word democracy does not appear in any of our founding documents, and if it was used it was always in a negative light by our Founders. I cringe every time I hear any politician say that we are a democracy, when in fact we are not. 
    Yep.
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