Apple News executive Liz Schimel, who managed the business side of Apple's news aggregation and subscription service, has reportedly left the company following a rocky rollout and continuing struggles to bring in new customers.
Apple News will be taking part in the Democratic debates for the 2020 US election season, with Apple's service working with ABC to co-host the 8th Democratic debate on February 7, marking the first time Apple News has been involved in electoral proceedings at a high level.
CNN is stepping into the fray of online news distribution, a report claims, with the international news network said to be in negotiations with other producers to create a digital news service, one that aims to take on Apple News and Facebook.
NBCUniversal plans to build on an exclusive ad sales partnership with Apple after seeing substantial growth from Apple News, with the company set to extend the business into Apple's Stocks app upon contract renewal.
Apple News+, Apple's paid subscription offering content from magazines and publications has gone live in two more countries, with users in the United Kingdom and Australia now able to sign up and read from over 150 outlets via their iPhone or iPad.
Apple is reportedly working to refine the structure of Apple News+ after a slower than expected launch, with some publishing executives complaining that the bundled subscription service is generating less revenue than promised.
Apple is planning to upgrade News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home — the first four apps converted from iOS to macOS under Marzipan, now known as Project Catalyst, software head Craig Federighi said on Wednesday.