New evidence Apple is preparing to launch its Apple News magazine service has appeared, with notifications in macOS seemingly indicating the subscription-based service will be available on Mac as well as on the iOS version of the app.
Apple has confirmed the long-rumored March 25 event but, of course, said nothing directly about what will be unveiled there. AppleInsider examines the evidence for Apple launching a more coherent Apple News service with magazines and other publications, plus the debut of Apple's streaming video service — and what new hardware could appear.
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It's believed that if you're a publisher signing up to the forthcoming Apple news and magazine service, you will have to agree that the company keeps half the revenue from the service, and pays out the other half in aggregate to all publishers. If that's true, it's either going to give publishers a great deal more money than they had before, or force further painful contraction in the industry to the benefit of nobody but Apple.
Publishers are objecting to plans by Apple to offer a subscription news service, according to a report, with the revenue distribution between Apple and the publishers themselves seemingly the sticking point preventing the rumored service from taking off.
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 News aims to minimize the spread of misinformation by prioritizing accuracy over speed, a report about the app's editorial team reveals, with Apple's decision to rely on human curators instead of algorithms to dictate its most prominent stories going the opposite direction of machine-based offerings by its competitors.