Apple today released a press release on Apple News + that highlights the publisher’s affirmation of the news subscription service and some of Apple’s user interface changes to facilitate tracking of the article.
With the release of iOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5 on May 13, Apple News + subscribers can follow publications directly from the Apple News + directory. New content in subsequent titles will be automatically downloaded and available offline, and Apple News + subscribers can also download individual articles in each of Apple News's title channels.
The specific change is the addition of a blue "Follow" button attached to the cover of each magazine. Click "Follow" to instantly add the publication to the user's collection and automatically download the new issue so that the user can read it offline.
“We’ve heard a lot of great feedback from hundreds of publishers on Apple News+. The latest updates from Apple News+ are designed to best showcase their incredible news and the most trusted sources of news. At the fingertips of readers," said Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet services and services at Apple. “Apple News + users are very dedicated readers, and most people visit the news app every day. We have hundreds of editorial, engineering, marketing and design teams working on Apple News for those who like to read and discover new stories. + Best experience."
Apple News + US version is $9.99 per month, and Canada is $12.99 per month. Customers can sign up for a free one-month trial, which will automatically renew after the trial period ends. To sign up for Apple News +, customers must update to iOS 12.2 or macOS 10.14.4. With family sharing, up to six family members can share an Apple News + subscription. Apple News + will be available in the UK and Australia later this year.