News curated selection

Apple on Monday announced News, a new app for iOS 9, during its WWDC keynote in San Francisco. The app is a direct challenge to Flipboard, in that it offers a curated selection of news and other content based on your interests, all wrapped in a beautiful package. 

The app is impressive both in design and function. You pick a selection of publications and topics—News keeps track of more than a million topics, and gets smarter every time you read it. You can bookmark articles to read later, few photo galleries and much more.

The articles can come from anywhere, but the best ones are built in News format. There are several launch parters including Conde Nast publications, ESPN, The New York Times and many others. Apple says “we think this offers the best mobile reading experience ever.”

News will launch alongside iOS 9, first in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

  • Franklin Richards

    How long before this app becomes underused and ultimately removed?

    • George

      A month.

  • Mohammed Sahib

    I hope they won’t make it a stock app. Or at least they make it removable. Enough bloatware.

  • M.

    iDB, will your articles work with this News app?

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Beautiful app. Ugly icon. Seems very Apple.

  • Rupinder

    This is probably one of my favorite features. I really don’t like Flipboard anymore, due to the new update.

  • really

    This is directly copied from samsung. Wow, great job apple!

    • Dan

      thought so but wasn’t going to say it

  • Angel

    is this an iPhone 6/6+ only app?

    • Garrett Huffman

      I believe all iOS 9 devices (Think iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch)

  • Gary le

    Does this also mean local news as well? This app seem to save on memory by needing less news apps.

  • José Gabriel Rivera Velázquez

    The app icon design looks like the material design from Google. Just a thought, not looking to upset anyone.

  • fasih

    Its not included in beta, in suppose

  • Alawyy96

    So what about Newsstand?!

  • Dante Arellano

    Thankyou apple another app stock that i wont use and wont be able to get rip off it

  • Bybymax

    Hi. Leaving in France, but reading and listening only to English contents, how would I be able to have this app on my iphone? As I would really like to give it a try. Would it be like Paper, an app only available in the US that I had to install using the US App Store ? If anyone has “news”, thx a lot?