Apple announced earlier this year its new subscription service for magazines and newspapers, called the Apple News+. The service became available first in the U.S. and Canada, and today, Apple has expanded the magazine subscription to customers in Australia and the UK.
For £9.99 a month, readers in the UK can gain access to more than 150 publications such as The Times, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan UK, Elle UK, Esquire UK, FourFourTwo, Empire, Hello!, Cyclist, and Grazia. U.S.-based publications are also onboard like The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, and Vox, among others.
Free articles including content categorized under Top Stories, Trending Stories and personalized articles remain available to Apple News app users via the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The app also provides individual article, topic, and issue recommendations to users through the tabs called Today and News+. Contents in these tabs are based on both the curation by Apple's editorial team and personalized recommendations.
Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News, said:
“Apple News+ offers hundreds of the world’s most popular publications, all discoverable through personalized and curated recommendations. 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.”
Of course, there's a free one-month trial for subscribers before Apple actually charges them the monthly fee. The service works on devices running iOS 12.2 or macOS 10.14.4. Apple also offers access to as many as six family members with the Family Sharing subscription.