iOS 14: Smart App Banners Point Safari Users to Apple News Instead of Publisher Apps

Apple has added Smart App Banners to the latest iOS 14 beta that prompt Safari users to open its News app when viewing the website of a publisher that is part of Apple News+. First spotted by AppleInsider, the new in-app Safari prompts use Apple’s Smart App Banner API, first introduced in iOS 13, which […]

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Apple to Launch Bundled Subscription Services Called ‘Apple One’

Apple will launch a new range of bundled subscription services called “Apple One” as soon as October, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The series of bundles would allow customers to subscribe to several Apple digital services together. This is expected to result in a lower monthly price than when the services are subscribed […]

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Wall Street Journal Sticking With Apple News Because It Brings ‘Genuinely Different Audience’

The Wall Street Journal has been one of the few newspaper publishers to participate in Apple News+, and according to statements from the company’s CEO, Robert Thomson, The Wall Street Journal has no plans to end its Apple partnership. As relayed by The New York Post, ‌Apple News‌ has brought the newspaper a “significantly new […]

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Verizon Now Offering Six Months of Apple News+ Free With iPad Purchase and Activation on Data Plan

Verizon today began offering a free six-month Apple News+ subscription with the purchase and activation of a cellular iPad with a data plan. The promotion applies to the purchase of any cellular iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini through January 15, 2021 in the United States. Those who have never subscribed to Apple […]

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Apple Launches Audio Stories in Apple News, Adds Local News in Five Regions

As part of the iOS 13.6 and macOS 10.15.6 updates, Apple is introducing new features for Apple News and its Apple News+ subscription service, including audio stories. Audio stories include audio versions of the best stories from ‌Apple News‌, a daily audio news briefing created by ‌Apple News‌ editors, and curated local news collections launching […]

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Code in iOS 13.5.5 Suggests Apple is Working on Services Bundle

Rumors have suggested Apple is working on a services bundle that will offer multiple Apple services like Apple TV+ and Apple Music for one flat monthly rate, and according to 9to5Mac, code found in iOS 13.5.5 seemingly confirms Apple’s bundle plans. Files in iOS 13.5.5 reference a “bundle offer” and a “bundle subscription,” and these […]

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Apple Now Lets You Turn Off Subscription Renewal Emails

If you pay for several services like Apple Arcade and Apple Music on a monthly basis, subscription renewal emails can quickly become excessive. Fortunately, Apple now has a solution for this.As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has added a toggle switch to its subscription page that allows users to opt out of receiving subscription renewal emails. […]

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Apple News+ Head of Business Exits Company After Lackluster Start

Apple’s head of business for Apple News+, Liz Schimel, has departed the company less than a year after the $9.99 per month service launched, reports Bloomberg.Schimel was responsible for relationships with advertisers and news partners for ‌Apple News‌+, and before that, she served as the president of international business at Conde Nast. Apple is said […]

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Apple News Introduces Special Coverage of 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Apple today announced that it will be providing special coverage of the 2020 presidential election in the United States starting today, complete with news and analysis from dozens of sources, including ABC News, CBS News, CNN, FiveThirtyEight, Fox News, NBC News, ProPublica, Reuters, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, […]

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Apple News Partnering With ABC News to Provide Coverage of 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Apple today announced that it will be collaborating with ABC News to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of the key events of the 2020 U.S. presidential election through the Apple News app. The coverage will begin with the Democratic primary debate on February 7, 2020 in New Hampshire. Apple News will feature ABC News videos and live-streaming […]

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