Tim Cook: 40 Million People are Using Apple News

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple News usage numbers for the first time during today's fourth quarter earnings call, announcing the service has approximately 40 million users.

Cook did not specify whether that number represented people who use the Apple News app on a regular basis or if it simply measured the number of people who have accessed the app at one point or another, so it's still difficult to gauge the popularity of Apple News.

Apple-News-iOS9
Introduced alongside iOS 9, Apple News was initially restricted to the United States, but with the launch of iOS 9.1, Apple News expanded to the UK and Australia for the first time.

Apple News is an all-new app for iOS 9 that's designed to aggregate stories from a wide range of sources into a single mobile-friendly format for the iPhone and the iPad. It's similar in design to magazine-style news apps like Flipboard and Zite and replaces the previous Apple Newsstand app.

Apple has partnered with dozens of publications for Apple News, like The New York Times, CNN, ESPN, The Atlantic, The Daily Mail, Slate, and more. To get the latest news and rumors from MacRumors, make sure to add MacRumors to Apple News by clicking the link.



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15 months ago
I use it daily.
Rating: 16 Votes
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15 months ago
If they're counting me in that number, it's misleading. I've tried it twice. I don't use it.
Rating: 14 Votes
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15 months ago
Opened it once and then put into my apple crap folder
Rating: 9 Votes
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15 months ago
Only because you cant disable or delete it!!!
Rating: 8 Votes
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15 months ago
Really loving the app, here in the UK. I've been using it quite regularly to be honest.

Is a great departure from Newsstand which was just collecting dust in a folder.
Rating: 6 Votes
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15 months ago
I've literally never heard of Apple News.
Rating: 5 Votes
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15 months ago

If they're counting me in that number, it's misleading. I've tried it twice. I don't use it.


Relax. They probably don't.
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15 months ago
I rarely launch the News app directly (never got into Flipboard either; good ol' RSS and Feedly for me).

But I do very often find interesting News app stories on "home page zero" to the left, and I tap those. I really like that suggested stories feature, much to my surprise. On paper, it sounded like a feature I'd ignore and forget.

Partly I'm liking it because I keep finding stories I was not hearing about via my other usual news sources. Plus it's so easy to just swipe over there and take peek.
Rating: 5 Votes
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15 months ago
I use it almost daily. I think it looks better on an iPad. Totally gorgeous.
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15 months ago
I use Apple News daily so I guess I'm one of the 40 million.
Rating: 4 Votes
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