Apple News will get a real-time results hub for Nov. 6's US midterm elections
Hoping to become the go-to news source for next Tuesday's voting, Apple is reportedly set to replace its current Midterm Elections hub in Apple News with an "Election Night" version, in which people will be able to get real-time information on the balance of the Senate and House.
Apple is linking with the Associated Press for real-time data, which will translate into a variety of infographics covering state and federal levels. These should "tick" every minute, TechCrunch indicated on Friday.
Notifications will be pushed out once the Democrats or the Republicans take control of an institution. Apple is also planning a "Key Races" section, and yet another dedicated to breaking stories gathered from sources like CNN, Fox News, Axios, Politico, and the Washington Post.
ABC and NBC will offer live video feeds, while CNN, CBS, and Fox News will offer video clips. People won't have to authenticate with a TV provider to watch, Apple said.
As with the rest of Apple News, Election Night will be highly curated. Nov. 6 should be an "all-hands-on-deck type of situation," according to TechCrunch.
Apple has opted for curation over algorithms in Apple News. The service's rivals, such as Facebook and Twitter, have often struggled to keep up against the flood of bogus information published and relayed by users, in some cases planted by governments like Russia to influence politics.