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.
Who said people no longer read magazines? According to the figures revealed in a recent report by The New York Times, more than 200,000 people subscribed to the $10 per month Apple News+ service in its first 48 hours, which is more than Texture had amassed at its peak.
The Texture magazine subscription service announced today it will be discontinuing service next month on May 28 following launch of the new Apple News+ subscription service, which offers access to 300+ magazines and a few select newspapers for $10 per month.
We're following along live with Apple's 'It's show time' media event, and Tim Cook has just made the first big announcement: Apple News+.
Major newspaper publishers have balked at Apple's proposed terms for an upcoming news subscription service but according to a new report, a bunch of publishers have already signed up for the service with a 50:50 revenue split.
The iOS 12.2 beta includes a previously unseen landing page for a new digital subscription feature within the stock News app, called Apple News Magazines.
Apple's acquisition of Texture, a service billed as the Netflix for magazines, is set to evolve into a subscription feature within the News app but the project is allegedly getting a chilly reception from media executives who remain wary of the company's latest media foray.
Apple might be planning to develop a single subscription service that will offer original video programming, music, and digital magazines. The service would bear some similarity to Amazon's Prime service, according to The Information.
Apple on Monday announced that it's buying Texture, a digital magazine service.
The latest cover of the popular New Yorker magazine was drawn on an iPad. The artist, Jorge Colombo, used an iPad Pro, an Apple Pencil stylus and the app Procreate to sketch the image for the New Yorker's cover story "Waterways."
Colombo says that he likes to work at the local café, library, or the Staten Island ferry. "The ferry is a great place to work: there’s the smell of the water, and late at night there aren’t many people. It’s like being in a grand hotel lobby."
Apple may have acquired the magazine platform Prss (pronounced ‘press’) for an undisclosed amount, according to an unverified report filed Tuesday by Dutch publication iCulture.nl [Google Translate] and corroborated by TechCrunch.
Citing a source knowledgeable with the situation, the article claims that several Prss employees are now working for Apple. An Apple spokesperson responded with the usual boilerplate message.
“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” the company representative told TechCrunch.
Prss is a browser-based collaborative tool that allows anyone to create and publish their own magazine on Apple’s Newsstand, no programming skills required whatsoever.
Continuing with its advertising push for the iPhone 5c, Apple has taken out a high-profile ad in this month's issue of Rolling Stone. The print ad, which resembles the art we have seen in online spots, can be found on the back cover of the magazine.
Earlier today we noted that Apple had launched a rather aggressive campaign for the handset, which it launched last fall. In the past few weeks, animated 5c ads have popped up on expensive real estate, including Yahoo.com and NYTimes.com...