Apple is increasingly amplifying the work of publishers with the announcement this week of Apple News+, a new subscription service that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers via its Apple News app.
Only available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ presents the relevant content.
This comes from a broad range of publishers including Geographic Magazine, People, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, Better Homes & Gardens, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, ELLE, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Food & Wine, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Health, InStyle, Martha Stewart Living, National Geographic, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parents, People, Real Simple, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated, TIME, Travel + Leisure, Vanity Fair, Vogue, WIRED and Woman’s Day. In addition, Apple News+ includes The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper.
What’s different from Apple News?
Apple News+ appears as the “upgraded” version of Apple News. News+ adds a more expansive collection of high-quality stories to the free experience of Apple News, which is the No. 1 news app.
Apple News delivers current events coverage from trusted sources on iPhone, iPad and Mac, including access to Top Stories, Trending Stories and a personalised feed of articles. Articles are displayed with richly layouts, animated covers, vivid photography and bold typography.
The aim of this new app is mainly to celebrate great writing work and encouraging people discovering magazines and stories they would have likely never met before as Lauren Kern editor-in-chief of Apple News says:
“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,We think the breadth and quality of publications within Apple News+ will encourage more people to discover stories and titles they may never have come across before.”
Apple News+ is available today in the US for $9.99 a month and in Canada for $12.99 a month. Customers can sign up for a free one-month trial, and the plan automatically renews after the trial ends. To sign up for Apple News+, customers must update to iOS 12.2 or macOS 10.14.4. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple News+ subscription. Apple News+ will be available in the UK and Australia later this year.