Apple News Plus

Texture shuts down, Apple nudges users towards Apple News+

Apple has shut down Texture

Apple purchased Texture, a digital reading service that offered a variety of magazines and more for a set monthly fee, back in March of 2018. The company was quick to fold that company's features into its own idea, launching Apple News+ for $10 per month a year later. But for the new service to live, the old one must die.

Apple puts a spotlight on a new Follow button in Apple News+

Apple's magazine and newspaper subscription service has been meet with criticism following its March debut. Despite providing an all-you-can-eat access to more than 300 digital publications for just ten bucks per month, people scoffed at its sloppy user interface and visual inconsistencies. Apple has fixed some of those pain points with iOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5, issuing a press release today to tell the world about the fixes like a much-needed Follow button.

Apple reportedly paid $485 million for Texture

Apple agreed to pay nearly $500 million to purchase digital magazine subscription service Texture, according to a new report from The New York Post. The acquisition was first announced a year ago, and last month Apple launched its News+ service largely based on the Texture platform.