Apple Wants to Become ‘The Netflix of Magazines’ via Apple News

April 18, 2018
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Apple is planning to integrate its news app, ‘Texture’, also known as ‘the Netflix of magazines’ with a premium subscription-based option that would give users access a number of magazines and news sources.

According to Bloomberg, the upgraded version of Apple News app is expected to launch this year. It’s not clear yet whether the subscription model will remain the same as Texture that Apple bought last month and charges $9.99 a month for unlimited access to 200 magazines title.

Would you pay for Apple News?

I hope we’ll see this subscription-tier of Apple News launch as a part of iOS 12 at WWDC 2018. However, there’s a chance that it will appear in iOS 13 considering Apple is focusing on improving the software than adding more features.

However, there’s a lingering question that needs to be addressed:

Would you be willing to pay for premium news and magazine content like you pay for Netflix Video Content?

The Cupertino giant had an iOS news app named Newsstand which also offered subscription to some publications but was replaced by Apple News in 2015

Stay tuned for more news and updates!

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