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Apple unveils its magazine reading service News+, don't expect anything revolutionary

Apple News+ unveiled by Tim Cook
Apple News+ unveiled by Tim Cook
Apple News just got a spinoff that includes 300 magazine subscriptions and is simply called News+. Available for US$9.99 a month (the first month is free), this service is also rolling out in Canada in both French and English. Australia and the UK will follow later this year as well.

It is official: Apple News goes to a whole new level by adding access to more than 300 publications via a (somewhat) new service called Apple News+. This is a subscription service "that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers into a beautiful, convenient and curated experience."

Without further ado, these are the highlights of the new Apple News+ service:

  • Access to current and past issues and articles from a wide range of magazines, such as National Geographic, New York Magazine, InStyle, The New Yorker, TIME, Sports Illustrated, and so on. About 300 magazines with a yearly subscription value of over US$8,000.
  • The first month is free, then the subscription price is US$9.99 a month. Family sharing is available at no extra charge for up to six family members.
  • Apple News and Apple News+ also available in Canada in both English and French for C$12.99.
  • Australia and the UK to follow later this year.

Those interested can already sign up for a free one-month trial. The plan will automatically renew at the end of this trial period. To sign up for Apple News+, the customers must update to iOS 12.2 or macOS 10.14.4.

What do you think about Apple News+ — yay or nay? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-03-25 (Update: 2019-03-25)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.