Apple Introduces 'News' App to Bring Personalized Stories to iOS 9

Apple today announced a brand new application called "News," that aims to provide curated lists of personalized news for each iOS user. Taking news from some of the most popular websites and newspapers, the app provides content in a unique, custom layout with rich typography. The app, launching first in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, allows users to pick favorite publications, genres, and topics in order for Apple to begin pushing new and interesting stories to them in the "For You" section.

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“News seamlessly delivers the articles you want to read in a beautiful and uncluttered format, while respecting your privacy, because Apple doesn’t share your personal data,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We already have nearly 20 publishers representing more than 50 titles joining us, including Condé Nast, ESPN, The New York Times, Hearst, Time Inc., CNN and Bloomberg.”
The more users read and browse News, the more personalized the experience becomes as it tailors to each individual's likes and dislikes. With Apple News Format, the company's new digital publishing format used to power the app, each publisher can create unique looks for their stories and take advantage of the full power of iOS. With content that can include audio, video, maps, photos, and more, Apple hopes to create more involving stories and articles with News.

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25 months ago
I want to be excited to use a new stock app, but when you already can't delete the ones you don't want to use it's just stupid to keep adding more.

Let us delete them already, and just make them available via the app store for re-download if people decide they need them again.
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25 months ago
Great, another app I won't ever use and will just end up hiding cause you can't delete it. :rolleyes:
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25 months ago

I want to be excited to use a new stock app, but when you already can't delete the ones you don't want to use it's just stupid to keep adding more.

Let us delete them already, and just make them available via the app store for re-download if people decide they need them again.

Given the way folders and everything else work still complaining about not being able to delete native apps is silly.
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25 months ago
Good to know that Apple respects privacy by not sharing information on articles you read to third parties for targeted advertising... but how will the publications make any money off their work?

No targeted adds = lower add revenue stream and I didn't hear anything about subscription services.

I heard something about the NYT offering 'up to 30 free articles' - what happens at article #31? How will the publishers be paid for their work?

Google can only offer its 'free' services by selling your info to third parties for advertising revenue. Take that leg of the tri-pod and be whole thing falls over.

I think a lot more detail is needed on the business model before adoption increases with the publishers. They aren't going to spend their time and money curating and creating great looking news content if they can't make money off it. Period. Creating news content is what they do. Their jobs and incomes depend on it.
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25 months ago
Yet another dangerous trend to limit your worldview by filtering out things that you should get exposed to, even if your interest appears limited at first. Content-curated apps may be good for shopping, entertainment, or sports, but not for world events and general culture knowledge. In such app, I probably would skip financial news based on my level of interest, yet I end up reading some quite often in NYTimes, simply because I get exposed to them.
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25 months ago

Given the way folders and everything else work still complaining about not being able to delete native apps is silly.

I think it is a legitimate complaint. Storage space is at a premium especially on a 16gb phone. I would gladly give up the watch app, newsstand, stocks, passbook, tips, podcasts, etc for even one more photograph.
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25 months ago
Only three countries? :/
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25 months ago

Only three countries? :/


Sure, Europe has to wait traditionally :rolleyes:
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25 months ago
I'm not convinced this will be good enough to replace news reader apps like Flipboard, News Republic, SmartNews and others. It's pretty simple and the content options are limited.
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25 months ago

More Apple apps to put in the folder on the last page of my iPhone that I never open. The only reason I even use ANY Apple apps is because they can not be turned off as default. Seriously. If I could change the default for Safari, Messages, Photos and Mail, I wouldn't use any of Apple's own apps at all. I'm not going to use News or Music either. Yes, I wish you could delete Apple apps.

you're prob using the wrong OS if that's the case.
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