Apple’s CEO Tim Cook at the Apple event on Monday announced the Apple News +.
Cook who opened the event, started with a little story about how he likes going to newsstands and looking at all the magazine covers. And since it was increasingly hard to find a physical newsstand, he thought Apple could solve the problem. This is why Apple have included more than 300 magazines such as the National Geographic, Popular Science, Billboard, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, New York Magazine.. etc. for its new Apple News+ service.
Apple News+ will shows up as a new tab in the Apple News app. The new tab essentially looks redesigned version of Texture, a digital magazine subscription service that Apple acquired last year.
Tim Cook said that Apple News+ is pretty straightforward. For US$ 10 a month, users could get access to all those magazines as well as some newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal. Apple News+ will work on the iPhone, iPad, as well as the Macs.
Another interesting feature Apple added to the Apple News+ was that the subscription service will not allow advertisers to track what you read and target ads accordingly.
Apple News+ which is now available through a software update. To start with you can get one-month free trial once you update and, again it’ll be US$ 10 a month after that.
Apple claim that it would cost users US$ 8,000 to get annual access to the publications they are giving readers for US$ 9.99 per month.
The service can be shared among a family with up to six members. Which means that the service will costs a little over a dollar per individual if six members were sharing the costs.