Apple Announces Apple News+ $9.99 a Month Subscription Service With Access to Over 300 Publications

Apple today announced Apple News+, a revamped subscription-based ‌Apple News‌ service that includes news and in-depth journalism from well-known publishers and exclusive content from popular newsstand magazine brands.

Access to over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers is included in each ‌Apple News‌+ subscription, with topics covering everything from entertainment, fashion and news, to politics, health, lifestyle and travel.

‌Apple News‌+ subscribers can access current and past issues and individual articles from magazines such as The Atlantic, Better Homes & Gardens, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, ELLE, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Food & Wine, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Health, InStyle, Martha Stewart Living, National Geographic, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parents, People, Real Simple, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated, TIME, Travel + Leisure, Vanity Fair, Vogue, WIRED and Woman’s Day.

In addition, ‌Apple News‌+ includes The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. ‌Apple News‌+ also provides access to premium online publications such as theSkimm, The Highlight by Vox, New York Magazine’s sites Vulture, The Cut and Grub Street, and Extra Crunch from Verizon Media’s TechCrunch.

As part of the ‌Apple News‌ app, ‌Apple News‌+ showcases magazines in richly designed layouts, featuring animated covers, vivid photography and bold typography optimized for iPhone, iPad and Mac. In the Today and News+ tabs, subscribers will be presented with individual article and issue recommendations based on both editorial curation and personalized suggestions, all while maintaining user privacy.

The News+ tab is split into a My Magazines section with categories such as Browse the Catalog, Featured, Business & Finance, and Travel, all of which are human curated by ‌Apple News‌ editors. According to Apple, all ‌Apple News‌ users in the US, Canada, UK and Australia can continue to enjoy the free news experience within the app on ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌ and Mac, including access to Top Stories, Trending Stories and a personalized feed of articles.

Launching today, ‌Apple News‌+ costs $9.99 a month in the U.S. and $12.99 a month in Canada, where it is available in both English and French. A one-month free trial of the service is also being offered.

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11 months ago
$13 to read fake news written by art grads? Pass.
Rating: 46 Votes
11 months ago
nearly 4 years after introduction , apple news still isnt available in europe lol
Rating: 31 Votes
11 months ago
Will never use this
Rating: 29 Votes
11 months ago

Yet other subscription... great

This combines about 8 other subscriptions into one for me, and saves a ton of money. Definitely not complaining.
Rating: 27 Votes
11 months ago

A subscription service for out-of-date legacy media is something legacy media would want… but not consumers.

Philosophically, I agree with the move.

It disincentives click bait, and encourages content to make money off of time spent reading instead.
Rating: 23 Votes
11 months ago
A subscription service for out-of-date legacy media is something legacy media would want… but not consumers.
Rating: 22 Votes
11 months ago

Well, I literally laughed out loud reading that anyone actually pays for the WSJ.

Why wouldn't someone pay for one of the last remaining news organizations that still does investigative journalism, much of which is focused on business and market issues that can mean the difference between being an informed investor and a clueless one?
Rating: 20 Votes
11 months ago
I just called the WSJ to cancel my direct subscription with them, which is currently running $15/month but was scheduled to go back to their usual price of $35/month starting in April. The customer service rep asked why I was switching and I told him due to today's Apple News+ announcement that includes the WSJ. He seem well prepared for this and listed a bunch of WSJ features that wont be available on the News+ subscription, things like crosswords and Lifestyle stories, none of which I use or read. After finally giving up on that he offered to lower my subscription price to $20/month. I literally laughed out loud for a few seconds into the phone. I asked why would I pay twice as much as News+ to get the same content I need, not to mention a bunch of other magazines I may read on occasion. He finally relented and I could almost feel his head lowering on the phone as he quietly said he would process my cancellation request.
Rating: 20 Votes
11 months ago

$10 a month just for reading news?
this will fail.

Lots and lots of people pay more than that for a newspaper subscription.
Rating: 15 Votes
11 months ago
Did you see how stuttering the animation was when he was scrolling on his iPhone?! Don’t they see it?!
Rating: 14 Votes

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