Apple launches immersive magazine and news reading experience Apple News+
Apple have this week announced the launch of Apple News+, a new subscription service bringing together over 300 magazines, newspapers and digital publishers, hosted in the Apple News app
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“We’re committed to supporting quality journalism, and with Apple News+, we want to celebrate the great work being done by magazines and news outlets,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “We think the breadth and quality of publications within Apple News+ will encourage more people to discover stories and titles they may never have come across before.”
Subscribers to the new Apple+ feature will have access to both current and past editions, as well as individual articles from publications including (but not limited to), Condé Nast Traveler, ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, GQ, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Vogue and WIRED.
Apple News+ will showcase magazines with richly designed layouts, utilising animated covers, vivid photography and bold typography, which is optimised for iPhone, iPad and Mac. Subscribers will be presented with individual article and issue recommendations based on both editorial curation and personalised suggestions that maintain user privacy.
Troy Young, president of Hearst Magazines commented, “At Hearst Magazines, we are hyperfocused on creating consumer value through our storied brands, high-quality content and great experiences.”
He concluded, “Apple News+ represents an exciting opportunity to bring a premium experience to millions more readers, so they can enjoy the conversation-shifting journalism, influential points of view and unparalleled visual storytelling they’ve come to expect from our brands.”