Technology is forever changing and will be for many years to come. With most people around the world growing with whatever new products are released and doing whatever they can to stay up-to-date with the most current technology trends, many individuals jump from one product to the next to better serve their entertainment and work-based needs. When looking at the types of technology that’s currently available, a lot of it comes from the creative minds at Apple. In most cases, they were and continue to be the first to come up with a new idea, which itself has lead to many other companies using and building on Apple’s ideas to come up with ones similar for their own products, and their audiences alike. Whether you want to admit to it or not, Apple has been arguably the biggest contributor to today’s technology, and on the occasion that Apple doesn’t win the market, they still define the market time and time again.
Recently, Apple unveiled a brand new, revamped Apple News app, which now includes a premium tier called Apple News+, offering access to more than 300 magazines and newspapers for $9.99 per month. The new subscription is set to include magazine titles like Bon Appétit, People, Vogue, National Geographic Magazine, ELLE, Glamour and others, along with some of the world’s leading print publishers like The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times, and more.
Apple News+ subscribers will be able to access both the current and past issues from the following magazines: 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 and Woman’s Day.
“When we created Apple news over three years ago, we wanted to provide the best way to read the news on your iPhone and iPad,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook, in introducing the company’s plans for Apple News+. “And we felt we can make a difference in the way that news is experienced and understood — a place where the news would come from trusted sources and be curated by experts,” he added.
Additionally, tech giants, Apple have also introduced the new premium news subscription’s new design feature, called “Live Covers,” which shows animated images instead of static photos for a magazine’s cover, creating a new all-round eye-catching appearance.
The magazine publishers involved in the launch and progression of the service can also express their own unique look and feel through their design and photography, noted Apple designer Wyatt Mitchell, when presenting the new service. The new features include the News+ tab is where you can begin to explore the available magazines, which are organised into sections, including a curated “Featured” area, as well as by magazine category like “Business & Finance,” or “Health,” just to name a few. These new options allow each publisher to represent their own brand in a unique and professional way.
According to the announcement, when you subscribe to News+ service, your whole family can also benefit from the subscription and access the magazines through Apple Family Sharing, for the same price, making it even cheaper for your entire family to utilise the features at the same time.
Apple News+ will be rolling out in the U.S. and Canada. In Canada, the service will cost $12.99 per month. Later this year, Apple News+ will also arrive in Europe, where it’ll then take its service and progress throughout the U.K and Australia.