Inside iOS 9: Apple News Delivers the Latest Stories to Your Device

Apple News is an all-new app on iOS 9 that aggregates stories from several sources into one mobile-friendly format for reading on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The app is very similar to existing news apps such as Flipboard and Zine, displaying a list of news articles and personalized stories based on publications that interest you.

International readers should note that Apple News is currently available in the U.S. only.

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Apple allows publishers of all sizes to sign up to be included on Apple News using News Publisher, ranging from traditional publications such as The New York Times, CNN, ESPN, The Atlantic, The Daily Mail and Slate to independent blogs such as MacRumors, TouchArcade and Daring Fireball.

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During setup, you can choose news publications and topics that interest you, including business, technology, fashion, sports and more. You can also choose to have news stories emailed straight to your inbox.

News stories are displayed in a scrollable grid and have interactive layouts accompanied by photo galleries, videos and animations, and content can be shared for offline reading. Apple News Format is also coming soon, which integrates with a publisher's existing content management system and provides access to a rich suite of tools to measure user engagement with published content.

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Apple News is split into five sections:
  • For You: A continuously updated feed of personalized stories based on your likes and interests
  • Favorites: The latest news from your favorite publications, magazines and blogs
  • Explore: Recommended topics and channels that you are not following yet
  • Search: Enter keywords to discover and add specific topics and channels
  • Saved: Save articles into a list that supports offline reading and syncs to your other iOS devices through iCloud
Be sure to add MacRumors to Apple News for the latest news and rumors delivered right to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Related Roundup: iOS 9
Tag: Apple News


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11 months ago
i played with this on the betas and while its not bad one thing stuck out. No categories. There are easily 100 sources that i might be looking at but I might not want them all jumbled up. but I can't separate my tech sources from my movies sources and so on.
real newspapers knew the power of separating front page from entertainment from sports etc
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11 months ago

You can checkout the categories in the news app by clicking on the Favorites button on the bottom icon bar. This will take you to all your added news sources by category.


Still can't rearrange them (like in Flipboard) or group under one header (like in Feedly). I follow several food blogs, and in Flipboard I can rearrange my followed blogs so they're grouped together, or in Feedly I can put them all under a category and browse them all together.
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11 months ago
It's ok, but I still like Flipboard a little more.
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11 months ago

So I already set up news app on my iPad while running iOS 9 public beta and I just recently updated my iPhone to iOS 9 today at work. Is there a way to transfer or sync my news sources from iPad to iPhone?


Settings > iCloud > News

Turning this option On for both my iPhone and iPad made the news sources sync.
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11 months ago

Um...yes it does. I've been using it for a few days now on the 9.1 public beta. All the British newspapers I'd usually skim through are pushing articles to the News app. I'm finding it pretty good, actually.


Um...no it doesn't! As you stated you are using 9.1 which is not 9.0
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11 months ago

Unfortunately, not available in some of the countries. I understand it has to do with rights and permissions but it is NOT a feature/app on my iOS9 upgrade.


I know, it's frustrating, one of the things I was most looking forward to :(
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11 months ago
Eh. I would like to add my own rss sources.
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11 months ago
Unfortunately, not available in some of the countries. I understand it has to do with rights and permissions but it is NOT a feature/app on my iOS9 upgrade.
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11 months ago

You can do that from Safari with the share sheet.


Rather do that in news.
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11 months ago

It's ok, but I still like Flipboard a little more.


I'll give this a try for a while longer but I love the Flip-style of Flipboard. I like the ticks/flips rather than a continuous scroll also, I've been using the Flipboard straight/auto fill of stuff but do like being able to quickly go straight to Apple News, or Sports, or Photography sections.

I think News needs improvement. but if you have never picked up any similar style news/reading app in the past, what 7 years, then this is a welcome addition.
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