Apple News Plus: A $9.99-per-month service for news junkies

CNET | 3/25/2019 | Erin Carson,
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Apple is putting some serious resources into becoming your single source for news. The company on Monday unveiled Apple News Plus, a $9.99 per month subscription service that lets you access articles from different publications including more than 300 magazines. The service traces its roots back to Texture, a digital magazine distributor that was billed as a sort of Netflix for magazines. It gave users unlimited access to different magazines for a single fee.

The pricing is the same as for Texture, which originally charged $9.99 a month, and includes family sharing at no extra charge. Up to six family members can share an Apple News Plus subscription. The service, which launches Monday, is available in the US and Canada in English and French. It will launch in Australia and the UK in autumn.

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Apple News Plus is part of an array of service unveiled by Apple, as Apple shifts its business so it's less dependent on hardware like its iPhones or iPads. The company, for instance, still generates two-thirds of its revenue from the iPhone alone, although it faces a maturing and increasingly competitive market for smartphones.

The design of the app includes live covers of magazines where the image moves.

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Apple said it doesn't know what its news service users read and won't allow advertisers to track readers. Apple News Plus also includes...
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