It’s been a long time, but Apple finally shared news about what has come of its purchase of Texture last year. Now Apple News+ has been announced, and we’re still learning the that what it will offer and it’s shaping up to be a great way to read the news.
Built on the existing Apple News foundations that have been around for three years, Apple News+ have 300 magazines that can be downloaded and read within the News app and some of the biggest names in publishing also included.
There are newspapers also included and there is plenty of Apple smarts involved to help surface content of these newspapers. Everything still has a privacy-first, the company says that it can use on-device intelligence to recommend content to people without even knowing what you read.
Apple News+ is pretty much what we had expected from Apple, it includes The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, National Geographic, LA Times and many more. it would cost you over $8,000 per year to subscribe to all of the content of Apple News+ and this new service sells for $9.99 per month in the US and $12.99 in Canada.
Apple News+ subscribers can access current and past both issues and individual articles from magazines like 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. They can subscribe to all these.
Apple also says that family sharing is included for free, which means you won’t need to re-subscribe for multiple people you just need to subscribe to it once and can share it with your family. The company said that it’s also expanding on the already available free stories as well.
A test trial is also available. You can use it first month free and after testing you can subscribe it. The bad news is that it is only available in the US and Canada, but it will be available in other regions very soon. You can expect to see Apple News+ in the UK and Australia very soon this year.
Anyone who is looking to avail this service needs to be running the latest iOS 12.2 on their iOS device, or MacOS 10.14.4 on their Mac.