The revamped Apple News - complete with a subscription and magazines - was announced earlier this year, and now we finally have UK pricing and a launch date. Which is right now. It's live.
Apple announced that Apple News+ is live in the UK and Australia following its March launch in the US and Canada. For £9.99 per a month you'll get access to over 150 magazines and newspapers, with a huge selection of British publications, and some US titles thrown in for good measure, like The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. That includes old issues as well as individual articles.
That tenner will get Apple News+ access for up to six family members on one subscription which isn't too bad, and you can give the free one-month trial a go if you want to try before you buy, but don't forget to cancel before it automatically renews and starts charging you if you decide you don't want to carry on with it. You'll need iOS 12.2/ macOS 10.14.4 or newer to support the app, which features optimised layouts for iPhone, iPad and Mac.
“Apple News+ offers hundreds of the world’s most popular publications, all discoverable through personalised and curated recommendations,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “The quality of the journalism, the beautiful photography, the stunning live covers and custom-designed articles in this collection are second to none. We think readers in the UK will be delighted with the offering, and we are proud to support the work of our newest publisher partners.”
Subscribers can access their content offline, and get notifications for new issues of whatever publications takes their fancy. Regular old Apple News is still free, with access to top and trending stories, and a personalised feed. [Apple via Pocket-lint]