It has not been that long since Apple officially lifted the curtain on Apple News+, one of the many different subscription services the company announced earlier this year. And while first impressions of the platform from a reader’s perspective were solid enough, it turns out some publishers aren’t too pleased.
In March, Apple officially unveiled Apple News+, a brand new subscription service built upon digital magazine spines (and some digital newspapers). To build that service, Apple needed to acquire the “Netflix of magazines”, Texture. A new report aims to shed some light on just how much that acquisition last year cost Apple.
Last month, Apple rolled out Apple News+ where it aims to offer subscribers an all-you-can-eat subscription to popular magazines and newspapers. Apple is building Apple News+ on its Texture acquisition which offered a similar option to its subscribers.
Last month, Apple launched Apple News+ amidst quite a bit of fanfare. While all-you-can-eat subscription services are nothing new, Apple jumping into the market will always have some major implications. Despite Apple’s prowess, Apple News+ has had a less than stellar start with around 200,000 people signing up for it within 48 hours of launch.
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Apple News+ debuted in March, and, with it, over 300 magazines and a couple of major newspapers along with it.
Apple acquired the “Netflix for magazines” service, Texture, back in March of 2018. It took just under a month for the company to turn things around and announce a brand new in-house service following that acquisition.
Apple just revealed a slew of services – from TV streaming service to a game subscription to a news and magazine subscription. Out of everything announced, Apple News+ is the only service live right now. It’s Apple’s $9.99/month bundle for more than 300 magazines, two reputable newspapers and a couple of special collaborations with web publishers. But Apple News+ is only available in US and Canada. Here’s how you can sign up for it if you live outside the US.
Apple News saw an upgrade today, thanks to the arrival of News+. But does a host of new content really warrant a monthly subscription?
On Monday, March 25, Apple hosted the “It’s Show Time” event. As many had expected, this wasn’t meant unveil brand new hardware. Rather, it was all about services.