Apple News App Gains '2018 Midterm Elections' Section in the U.S.

Apple has announced a new section in the Apple News app dedicated to providing coverage of the U.S. midterm elections from now through to November.

apple news 2018 midterm elections hero 062518
Apple says the new section is designed to help readers follow the latest on the 2018 Midterm Elections with breaking news, exclusive highlights and analysis from trusted sources curated by Apple News' team of experienced editors.

Special features will include "The Conversation", a collection of opinion columns about hot-button issues from sources they may not already follow, and "On the Ground", which highlights issues that matter to local constituents on the most important races.

"Today more than ever people want information from reliable sources, especially when it comes to making voting decisions," said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. "An election is not just a contest; it should raise conversations and spark national discourse. By presenting quality news from trustworthy sources and curating a diverse range of opinions, Apple News aims to be a responsible steward of those conversations and help readers understand the candidates and the issues."

apple news midterm elections 2018
In addition to presenting coverage from Fox News, Vox, and other publishers, Apple says its News app will offer exclusive features, including:

  • The Washington Post's "Election Now," a dashboard that brings to life important primary races by contextualizing key data like current polling, what pundits are saying and survey data on voter enthusiasm.

  • A weekly briefing from Axios, featuring analysis of the most important developments as the primaries unfold.

  • Politico's "Races to Watch," which looks at a collection of races offering important themes and trends to voters.

The new section is available to readers in the U.S. only, and can be accessed within the News app from a banner across the top of the For You tab, as well as through Top Stories and the Spotlight tab.

Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

Top Rated Comments

vaxes Avatar
74 months ago
This totally won't have any Bias...

AE
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bryan Bowler Avatar
74 months ago
Less politics please and more focus on designing solid Operating Systems!
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kaibelf Avatar
74 months ago
Less politics please and more focus on designing solid Operating Systems!
It’s an aggregation feed. Do you think the manpower used on it would make ANY difference on MacOS base code?
[doublepost=1529925141][/doublepost]
This totally won't have any Bias...

AE
If only this subsection of the specialized news app wasn’t compulsory! :rolleyes:
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nwcs Avatar
74 months ago
I want the option in Apple news to exclude all political articles. But while they are at it, maybe they could add a new section called “civil discourse” where articles are published without extremist rhetoric where not every topic is about winning and losing for your point of view.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
74 months ago
This totally won't have any Bias...

AE
I just pulled it up and one of the first articles I saw was from Fox News so...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ginkobiloba Avatar
74 months ago
The new section is available to readers in the U.S. only, and can be accessed within the News app
Actually, the entire News app is still US only. You can’t download it in the rest of the world ( at least in France you can’t ) , and all you get is a tiny 4 or 5 headlines ( mostly trash* news collected by some local intern ) in the widget section ( lock screen) of your iOS device.

* i mean, literally, one of the 5 headlines of today is : “ un chat déclenche un incendie et meurt dans les flammes “ which translates as “ a cat provokes a fire and dies in the flames”
I mean, I’m very sorry for the cat, but really ? Is that among the 4 or 5 most pertinent things that happened today in France and worldwide ?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

General Apps Messages

Apple Announces 'Groundbreaking' New Security Protocol for iMessage

Wednesday February 21, 2024 6:00 am PST by
Apple today announced a new post-quantum cryptographic protocol for iMessage called PQ3. Apple says this "groundbreaking" and "state-of-the-art" protocol provides "extensive defenses against even highly sophisticated quantum attacks." Apple believes the PQ3 protocol's protections "surpass those in all other widely deployed messaging apps," according to its blog post:Today we are announcing...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

Six Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Thursday February 22, 2024 4:20 am PST by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models concurrently, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different, and already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
iOS 17

iOS 17.4 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Monday February 19, 2024 6:52 am PST by
Apple last month confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU and Apple Podcasts transcripts. The update also adds new emoji and includes preparations for the launch of next-generation CarPlay later this year. More details about the new...
iPhone Notch

Apple Explored These Notch and Dynamic Island Designs for iPhones

Friday February 23, 2024 2:05 pm PST by
With the iPhone 14 Pro models in 2022, Apple introduced the Dynamic Island, which can morph and expand to display system alerts, sports scores, and a variety of other information. The feature makes the space surrounding the front camera and Face ID sensors useful compared to the notch on older iPhone models. Apple explored a variety of ideas for the iPhone's notch area over the years before...
Oled iPads and MackBook Pro Notch

Apple's OLED Roadmap: New iPad Mini, Foldable iPad Pro, and More

Wednesday February 21, 2024 5:29 am PST by
Apple is planning to launch at least nine new devices with OLED displays across the iPad and MacBook product lines, according to an updated forecast from research firm Omdia that sets out the company's plans in detail. As widely rumored, Apple's push to transition to OLED will apparently be jump-started by the release of new 11- and 13-inch iPad Pro models this year. The displays will...
Next Generation CarPlay Porsche 1

Apple Launching Next-Generation CarPlay This Year With These New Features

Wednesday February 21, 2024 2:03 pm PST by
Apple recently updated its website to confirm that the first vehicle models with next-generation CarPlay support will debut "in 2024." This wording is shown on Apple's regional websites for the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries. The iOS 17.4 beta includes code-level references to eight new CarPlay apps:Auto Settings: This app will let you manage paired iPhones...
cracked glass vision pro

Handful of Apple Vision Pro Units Develop Identical Crack in Cover Glass

Friday February 23, 2024 4:46 am PST by
A small number of Apple Vision Pro owners have claimed that their headsets developed a hairline crack down the middle of the front cover glass, despite having never been dropped or mishandled. Photo of hairline crack in Vision Pro front glass (credit: Reddit user Inphenite) The first report was posted in the subreddit /r/VisionPro about 18 days ago, and several more have appeared in the last...