The Apple News app was launched in iOS 9 in the United States. Since then, it has been released in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. With iOS 10, it saw a major redesign with a focus on the For You tab. The iOS 10 update also brought paid subscriptions into the app for the first time. Publishers could opt-in to sell paywalled content through the App Store. In macOS Mojave, the app was ported to the Mac as a Marzipan application.

The app works by pulling in news stories from the web through RSS/Atom feeds or through the Apple News Format.

The Apple News app provides coverage of current events, that is curated by editors, and is personalized for you. Readers can follow their favorite topics, favorite publications, and even subscribe to push notification for breaking news alerts.

At an event in March 2019, Apple unveiled Apple News+ for $9.99 per month. The service is integrated directly into the News app and features magazines from National Geographic, Popular Science, New Yorker, Vogue, Rolling Stone and more. Apple News+ will also include content from the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Apple News App Stories November 4, 2020

Earlier this year, Apple announced that it would offer “the most comprehensive” coverage of the 2020 US presidential election via Apple News. Now that the presidential election has officially arrived, here’s how to follow along with news coverage and results as they roll in.

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Apple News App Stories August 12, 2020

The Wall Street Journal is planning to continue its partnership with Apple News, according to recent comments by News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson. This comes after the New York Times announced last month that it would leave the Apple News platform over disagreements with Apple.

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Apple News App Stories July 28, 2020

Bloomberg report based on a Bernstein analysis suggests that Apple’s newest services have yet to make any ‘meaningful revenue,’ and investors will expect to hear about the company’s plans to address this.

It says that although Apple’s overall Services business is going well, the bulk of this is generated by the App Store and the Google search deal – with Apple TV+, Arcade, News+, and the Apple Card not playing much of a role …

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Apple News App Stories July 14, 2020

Beginning later this week, Verizon and Apple are partnering on a new promotion for Apple News+. Any iPad activated through Verizon will qualify for a free six-month subscription to Apple News+. The deal arrives as Apple is trying to juice interest in the News+ service, which includes access to a handful of newspapers and ~300 magazines for $9.99 per month.

The six-month free period will be available for any Apple ID that has not used News+ before. If you have already redeemed the free trial month, then buying an iPad through Verizon will still be eligible for five months free.

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Apple News App Stories July 10, 2020

Apple News+ sees another free month promotion as audio stories are set to launch

Apple News+, the company’s paid offering is running a new promotion for users who have tried the service and canceled their subscriptions. The new deal offers previous customers another free month of Apple News+ as the new audio stories are set to launch with the upcoming release of iOS 13.6.

Apple News App Stories June 29, 2020

Apple News is losing one of its biggest publishers with the New York Times leaving the platform. Two of the biggest factors was the outlet saying “Apple had given it little in the way of direct relationships with readers and little control over the business.”

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Apple News App Stories June 2, 2020

As we reported previously, Apple News+, Apple’s digital magazine and newspaper subscription service, is getting a new Audio feature in an upcoming version of iOS. It appears that Apple News+ will be included as a part of iOS 13.5.5, which was released yesterday. In this brief hands-on video walkthrough, we take a first look at the upcoming Apple News+ Audio section of the default News app.

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Apple News App Stories May 13, 2020

Just over a year ago, Apple News+ debuted to the public as a $9.99 per month subscription on iOS and macOS. As we move into year two of the service, are you still a subscriber to the premium news service?

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Apple News+ audio stories could be the company’s next bid to attract subscribers to the subscription news service.

A new report today – corroborating one of our own sources – says that Apple has pitched the idea to at least four publishers as a zero-cost way to attract a broader audience, but publishers think it could actually make matters worse …

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Apple News App Stories March 10, 2020

Apple News launches Coronavirus Special Coverage with curated stories and resources

The COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the United States and other countries, and Apple News is collecting important stories and resources to inform and prepare readers for the coronavirus.

Apple News App Stories February 11, 2020

Apple continues to expand its coverage of the U.S. 2020 presidential election. In addition to continuing coverage via Apple News, you can also now ask Siri a variety of different election-related questions, including details on results, primaries, and more. expand full story

Apple News App Stories February 7, 2020

How to watch the first Apple News presidential debate on iPhone, iPad, Mac

In a first, Apple News is presenting a presidential debate where the Democratic candidates will engage tonight, February 7th at St. Anselm College. Apple News is putting on the event as an official partner with ABC News and WMUR-TV. Follow along for how to watch the debate on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, and more.

Apple News App Stories February 5, 2020

Apple News has started accepting questions for the upcoming Democratic debate in New Hampshire this week. As previously reported, Apple News is teaming up with ABC and WMUR-TV, a local ABC affiliate, for the debate — and part of that arrangement includes deep integration with Apple News.

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Apple News App Stories February 4, 2020

According to a new report from Bloomberg today, the head of business for Apple News has stepped down less than than a year after the launch of Apple News+. Liz Schimel joined Apple in 2018 after having previously worked at Conde Nast.

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Apple News App Stories February 3, 2020

Apple News has launched a special hub for 2020 presidential election coverage that’s curated from “dozens of trusted news sources” and designed for readers from “all political viewpoints.” It includes guides for candidates and hot topics, real-time election results, live streaming of debates, special features, and more.

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Apple News App Stories December 17, 2019

A report today offers new details on the popularity of Apple News+ and how it is being received by publishers. DIgiday reports that while Apple News+ isn’t “wowing” most publishers, some have seen encouraging results.

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Apple News App Stories December 12, 2019

Update: Apple has now confirmed the arrangement, which includes live-streaming coverage.

The ABC News-Apple News collaboration will extend through Super Tuesday, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the general election debates, election night and the 2021 presidential inauguration.

The Democratic National Committee has today announced the next series of presidential debates for 2020. For the first time ever, Apple News will serve as partner for one of those debates.

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Apple News App Stories December 4, 2019

Apple News is expanding its mail notifications with a new ‘Good Morning’ daily newsletter. Previously, users could opt in to receive email alerts from Apple News about select featured stories. The company appears to be formalizing that into a regular daily newsletter.

Apple says it will bring top news, analysis, and fascinating features every morning, collating the ‘best stories from the most trusted sources’.

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Apple News App Stories November 30, 2019

For a limited time, Apple has started offering a three-month free trial of Apple News+ to new subscribers. This is up from the regular free trial period of one month, and matches the trial offered for new Apple Music subscribers.

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Apple News App Stories November 19, 2019

At Recode’s Code Media conference today, Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch touched on what he is seeing in terms of the early response Apple News+. This follows a report from last week that suggested Apple News+ has struggled to add new subscribers since its debut in March.

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Apple News App Stories November 14, 2019

Apple News+ debuted in March, and Apple was quick to tout that the service attracted over 200,000 subscribers at that time. A new report from CNBC today details that since then, Apple has struggled to add Apple News+ subscribers.

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Apple is apparently working on changing its partner deals in order to launch a bundle of Apple Music, Apple News+ and Apple TV+ “as soon as 2020,” according to a new report today from Bloomberg.

Apple has reportedly negotiated a new deal with publishers participating in its News+ service that would see them take a smaller cut of revenue, when News+ is sold as a bundle with other subscriptions.

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Apple News App Stories October 23, 2019

Apple News+ will soon have a new competitor. The Information reports today that CNN is planning a new news aggregation service that would include a mix of subscription and advertising-based content.

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Apple News App Stories October 20, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was having some issues where I couldn’t get my VPN to work on my laptop. I was running the beta of macOS Catalina, so I decided to fix the problem by just reformatting and setting up my laptop from scratch. Thanks to iCloud and the Mac App Store, doing a new install of macOS is pretty easy time-wise. It did fix the problem, but as I was changing my Safari Start Page back to DuckDuckGo, I had a thought. Why hasn’t Apple built a default “Start Page” for Safari to create a tremendous first-run experience for Apple products?

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