What is Apple News?
News is a mobile app and news aggregator developed by Apple Inc., for its operating system iOS, and launched with the release of iOS 9. It is the successor to the Newsstand app included in previous versions of iOS. Users can read news articles with it, based on publishers, websites and topics they select, such as The New York Times, technology or politics. The app was announced at Apple's WWDC 2015 developer conference. It was released alongside the iOS 9 release on September 16, 2015, for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. At launch, the app was only available to users in the United States, but the app has since become available to users in Australia and the United Kingdom as well with the release of iOS 9.1 on October 21, 2015. During the keynote address at WWDC 2016, it was revealed that with the forthcoming iOS 10 update the News app will undergo new icon and app redesigns along with an improved For You section organized by topics. Furthermore, it was announced that there would be support for paid subscriptions for certain news sources and publishers as well as an opt-in system for breaking news notifications and email on top news stories.
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Usage data isn't used for any purposes other than product improvement, unlike Google services.
Positive comment • over 3 years ago • as an alternative to Google News
Clean interface and built in to iOS
Positive comment • about 1 year ago • as an alternative to Flym
Apple News offers a subscription service to access premium content. This makes it similar to Blendle's pay-per-article model compared to most other news aggregators listed here that do not offer paid or premium content.
Positive comment • 8 months ago • as an alternative to Blendle
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- Developed by Apple
- Proprietary and Freemium product.
- One time purchase (perpetual license)
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Apple News was added to AlternativeTo byon Aug 3, 2017 and this page was last updated May 29, 2020.