Improvements to Apple News in iOS 12.3 & macOS 10.14.5 are just the beginning

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in General Discussion edited May 21
Apple is now highlighting new features that allow publishers to put content in front of willing subscribers with more ease, and the company also says that hundreds of people are working away to make the service even better.




Apple News+ subscribers are able to follow publications directly from the Apple News+ catalog. New issues from followed titles will be automatically downloaded and available offline, and Apple News+ subscribers can also download individual issues in each title's channel in Apple News.

"We've heard a lot of great feedback from the hundreds of publishers available in Apple News+. The latest updates to Apple News+ aim to best showcase their incredible journalism and put the most trusted news sources at readers' fingertips," said Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue. "Apple News+ customers are very engaged readers, with most visiting the News app daily. Hundreds of people at Apple, across editorial, engineering, marketing and design teams, are working to make Apple News+ the best experience for people who love reading their favorite titles and discovering new stories."

Apple's highlights of the addition includes breakdowns of how The Hightlight by Vox, People, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, Martha Stewart Living, and Popular Science have all used the service, and the subscription additions.

The core of Apple News+, Texture, was purchased by Apple in 2018. Apple debuted Apple News+, the for-pay news service that presents users access to some 300 magazines for $9.99 per month on March 26, 2019.

Still absent from Apple News+ are major publications like The Washington Post and The New York Times. Cue frequently visited both publications prior to launch in attempts to strike an amicable deal.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 7,169member
    If you are a magazine reader News+ is great. If all you read are newspapers then not so much right now. I’m willing to give it time rather than trash it out of hand like so many here do when Apple starts something.
    edited May 21 lolliver
  • Reply 2 of 9
    jdgazjdgaz Posts: 357member
    Other than subscribing how does one get a list of the magazines included in the service?
  • Reply 3 of 9
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 7,169member
    jdgaz said:
    Other than subscribing how does one get a list of the magazines included in the service?
    There’s a one month free trial.
    lolliver
  • Reply 4 of 9
    kruegdudekruegdude Posts: 340member
    jdgaz said:
    Other than subscribing how does one get a list of the magazines included in the service?
    There’s several websites that list the magazines available, just a quick web search away. 
    fastasleep
  • Reply 5 of 9
    My wife used the Texture app for many years on her old iPad. Apple has discontinued it and replaced it with News+ which only runs in iOS 12. Thanks Apple!
  • Reply 6 of 9
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 8,310member
    My wife used the Texture app for many years on her old iPad. Apple has discontinued it and replaced it with News+ which only runs in iOS 12. Thanks Apple!
    That’s what happens when companies get bought out, they often go away or decrease in unique ways enough to be effectively gone. Why not blame the previous owners who decided to sell it? Sounds like they’re the ones who let you down. 
    lkrupplolliver
  • Reply 7 of 9
    craigecraige Posts: 5member
    The New York Times and Washington Post? I guess there are some readers for those two newspapers. 
  • Reply 8 of 9
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 3,109member
    craige said:
    The New York Times and Washington Post? I guess there are some readers for those two newspapers. 
    Yeah, turns out there are millions of them. I am one of them.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 4,155member
    I don’t get the point of this press release other than Apple News+ isn’t doing as well as Apple would like.
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