Apple has unveiled the news service called “Apple News+” at the Steve Jobs Theater. It’s designed to offer a better magazine and news reading experience.
As of now, LA Times and WSJ, are the two big newspapers that support Apple’s news service. As per reports, NYT and WashPo aren’t reportedly pleased with the terms and hence won’t be available on the service.
Apple News+: Everything You’d Like to Know
“We’re committed to supporting quality journalism, and with Apple News+, we want to celebrate the great work being done by magazines and news outlets,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News.
Offers Access to More Than 300 Magazines
Right now, Apple News Plus provides access to more than 300 magazines from a wide range of topics. The company has added a new News+ tab inside the Apple News app that allows users to easily access magazines.
Roger Rosner, the VP of applications at Apple, said the company won’t violate users’ privacy and won’t allow advertisers to track them. “We don’t know what you read, and we don’t allow advertisers to track you.”
Rosner further added that Apple News+ is about much more than magazines and has the support for several popular news sites like Skimm, TechCrunch, and NY Mag’s Vulture and more.
Release Date: When Will Apple News Plus Be Available?
Apple News Plus is now available in the US and Canada in English and French languages. Canadian users will also have access to the major newspaper, The Star.
The tech giant has confirmed that the service is coming to Australia and Europe (starting with the UK) later this year.
What’s The Price of Apple News+?
Apple News+ is priced at $9.99. The first month of the service is free and also supports family sharing.
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What’s your take on Apple’s news service? Shoot your thoughts down below. From what I can see, it seems to be heading in the right direction. Of course, some of the famous news sites are yet to sign on Apple’s deal. I hope they sort out the issues sooner than later.