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Apple News+ Subscription Service Announced

Today during its services-focused event, Apple introduced Apple News+, a subscription service that gives users access to magazines and premium news content.

According to Apple, Apple News+ will give you access to over 300 magazines for a set monthly fee. Each magazine publisher can design their magazines however they’d like, just like they can if they print them. Apple’s putting a big focus on design in this case to create a visually-appealing UI for your phone and tablet.

In addition to magazines, Apple says Apple News+ will give you access to premium news subscriptions such as The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, The Skimm, and TechCrunch.

For privacy, Apple says it won’t track what you read or let advertisers track you.

“We’re committed to supporting quality journalism, and with Apple News+, we want to celebrate the great work being done by magazines and news outlets,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “We think the breadth and quality of publications within Apple News+ will encourage more people to discover stories and titles they may never have come across before.”

Apple will charge $9.99 per month for Apple News+ which is quite a steal since individually, subscriptions to each of these publications would add up to $8,000 per month. Your first month will be free if you subscribe. Family sharing is included for the same price. It launches today with iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4.

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