PRESS RELEASE March 25, 2019

Apple launches Apple News+, an immersive magazine and news reading experience

Subscribers to Enjoy Personalized, Comprehensive Access to Over 300 Publications Within Apple News

iPad showing My Magazines screen.
Apple News+ subscribers gain access to over 300 publications that meet any interest.
Toronto, Ontario — Apple today announced Apple News+, a new subscription service that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers into a beautiful, convenient and curated experience within the Apple News app. Available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ presents the best and most relevant articles to meet any range of interests from renowned publications such as Vogue, National Geographic Magazine, People, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. 
Apple News+ features richly designed layouts, animated covers, vivid photography and bold typography optimized for iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Apple News+ adds an even more expansive collection of high-quality stories to the free experience of Apple News, which is the No. 1 news app and delivers current events coverage from trusted sources.1 All Apple News users in the US, Canada, UK and Australia can continue to enjoy the free news experience within the app on iPhone, iPad and Mac, including access to Top Stories, Trending Stories and a personalized feed of articles.
“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 News+ subscribers can access current and past issues and individual articles from magazines such as The Atlantic, Better Homes & Gardens, Bon Appétit, Chatelaine, Condé Nast Traveler, ELLE, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Fashion, Food & Wine, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Health, The Hockey News, Hello! Canada, InStyle, Maclean’s, Martha Stewart Living, National Geographic, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parents, People, Real Simple, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated, TIME, Travel + Leisure, Vanity Fair, Vogue, WIRED and Woman’s Day.2
In addition, Apple News+ includes The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. Apple News+ also provides access to premium online publications such as theSkimm, The Highlight by Vox, New York Magazine’s sites Vulture, The Cut and Grub Street, and Extra Crunch from Verizon Media’s TechCrunch.3
iPhone showing Apple News+ Magazines screen.
Subscribers can keep track of publications they are reading in the News+ tab.
Apple News+ showcases magazines in richly designed layouts, featuring animated covers, vivid photography and bold typography optimized for iPhone, iPad and Mac. It makes reading articles even more fun, immersive and convenient. In the Today and News+ tabs, subscribers will be presented with individual article and issue recommendations based on both editorial curation and personalized suggestions that maintain user privacy.
“At Hearst Magazines, we are hyperfocused on creating consumer value through our storied brands, high-quality content and great experiences,” said Troy Young, president of Hearst Magazines. “Apple News+ amplifies our ability to do this in a premium environment with a key audience, elevating the digital magazine experience for millions of iPhone, iPad and Mac users.”
“We’re constantly innovating how we connect with our audiences and bring them the content they crave on the platforms they use every day,” said Bob Sauerberg, president and CEO of Condé Nast. “Apple News+ represents an exciting opportunity to bring a premium experience to millions more readers, so they can enjoy the conversation-shifting journalism, influential points of view and unparalleled visual storytelling they’ve come to expect from our brands.”
Apple News+ on MacBook, iPhone and iPad.
Apple News+ subscribers are presented with individual article and issue recommendations based on editorial curation and personalized suggestions.
“We are proud to work with Apple, a company that believes in the profound importance of journalism and journalists,” said Robert Thomson, chief executive of News Corp. “The Wall Street Journal is certainly the most trusted newspaper in the US and its coverage of politics, business, economics, national news and lifestyle issues is nonpareil. We expect through the Apple platform, our journalism will reach and inform many more millions of readers, viewers and listeners around the country and the world.” 
"St. Joseph Communications and its growing portfolio of magazines is excited to be a part of Apple News+, bringing our great journalism to an even wider audience," said Douglas Kelly, President SJC Media. 
“Global News is thrilled to be a part of Apple News,” said Troy Reeb, Executive Vice-President of Broadcast Networks for Corus Entertainment. “Many Canadians already engage with our content on Apple devices and we are looking forward to what this enhanced experience will bring.”
"One of the key priorities at Bell Media is to deliver our content to audiences wherever they are, and we’re excited and committed to providing real-time leading news and sports information on Apple News,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. 
“Being a part of Apple News will allow La Presse to continue its mission of producing quality journalism, accessible to everyone,” states Pierre-Elliott Levasseur, President, La Presse. “We look forward to working with Apple for many years to come.”
"Le Devoir is proud to be a part of Apple News in Canada,” said Brian Myles, Editor. "Le Devoir is attentive to the needs of its readers, and Apple News is a great opportunity to deliver quality journalism in French to all Quebecers and Canadians.”
Pricing and Availability
Apple News is available for free in Canada starting today. Apple News+ is available today in the US for $9.99 a month and in Canada for $12.99 a month. Customers can sign up for a free one-month trial, and the plan automatically renews after the trial ends. To sign up for Apple News+, customers must update to iOS 12.2 or macOS 10.14.4. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple News+ subscription. Apple News+ will be available in the UK and Australia later this year.


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    1 Based on Comscore data in the US and UK.
    2 Availability in Apple News Format begins upon service availability.
    3 Title availability varies by country.

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