Apple’s big event happened today and was mainly focused on a series of subscriptions services. Since the iPhone’s lower than expected sales, the Cupertino giant started to put some effort into its services portfolio. Along with a Streaming service and a Gaming service, the company unveiled Apple News+. This a new subscription service that lets users access over 300 popular magazines, as well as “leading newspapers and digital publishers” for $9.99 per month.
The content is presented in a “beautiful, convenient, and curated experience” within the Apple News app. The service will still let users access all the free content in the Apple news app. However, the News+ service will be more like a premium tier, adding a more expansive collection of content with high-quality and updated histories on top of the free stuff.
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Here goes a list of all the content users will find in Apple News+:
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, Woman’s Day, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Toronto Star, theSkimm, The Highlight by Vox, New York Magazine’s sites, Vulture, The Cut and Grub Street.
The app will show vivid and well-designed layouts with animated covers for each magazine, you can also find great photography and bold typography, that is optimized for iPhones, iPads, and iMacs. In the Toda and News+ tab, users will find the individual article and issue recommendations based on editorial curation and personalized suggestions.
Apple News+ service is available from today in the US and Canada, but its availability will be expanded soon to the UK and Australia. Users can sign up for a free one-month trial, but worth noting that the plan will automatically renew after the end of the trial period. Apple’s service will also offer a special family plan, where up to six family members can share one Apple News+ subscription.