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Amazon buys Eero, March 25 for 'Apple News Magazines,' and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/15/2019, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about digital data security and how protecting your privacy is getting harder, and whether or not it makes sense for Apple to start making their own Wi-Fi routers again.

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Editorial: Apple's demand for 50 percent of news and magazine revenue is either bold or very foolish

02/14/2019, 10:02 am

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.

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Apple signed 'many' publishers for subscription service at 50 percent revenue split, report says

02/13/2019, 07:02 pm

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple has signed a number of publications to an upcoming subscription news service despite what at first blush appears to be an exorbitant 50 percent revenue split.

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Apple rumored to launch subscription News at March 25 event, 'AirPods 2' and new iPad mini not expected

02/12/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple is planning to hold a March 25 press event at the Steve Jobs Theater, located at Apple Park in Cupertino, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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Publishers balk at Apple's news subscription proposal over revenue split, access to subscriber data

02/12/2019, 03:02 pm

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.

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'Apple News Magazines' subscription service spotted in iOS 12.2 beta

01/25/2019, 04:01 pm

The first beta of iOS 12.2 has seemingly confirmed plans for a subscription version of Apple News, apparently named "Apple News Magazines."

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Everything new in iOS 12.2: HomeKit TVs, Remote in Control Center, Apple News, & more

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

After a lengthy beta period for iOS 12.1.3, Apple has released iOS 12.2 to developers. There are several changes in store for this point update and AppleInsider walks you through what to expect.

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Apple News coming to Canada with iOS 12.2 & macOS 10.14.4 Mojave beta

01/24/2019, 01:01 pm

The first beta of iOS 12.2 was just released to developers, and one of the first major changes is the launch of Apple News for Canadian users.

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Apple may launch premium Apple News subscriptions in spring, but getting weak publisher response

12/12/2018, 08:12 am

Apple is reportedly aiming to relaunch Texture as a premium subscription option within Apple News, possibly as soon this spring, but is encountering stiff reactions from publishers.

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Apple News committed to different political views while avoiding 'filter bubble' & fake news

11/18/2018, 05:11 pm

At Apple News, Apple is trying to represent different political views without stumbling into some of the pitfalls of modern journalism, the service's editor-in-chief explained to Australian newspaper.

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Excerpt from Michelle Obama's memoir is second Apple News Exclusive

11/12/2018, 05:11 pm

Apple on Monday published its second Apple News Exclusive in an excerpt from former first lady Michelle Obama's upcoming memoir "Becoming," one of the year's most anticipated political commentaries.

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Apple News will get a real-time results hub for Nov. 6's US midterm elections

11/02/2018, 10:11 am

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.

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Rare peek into Apple News reveals large curation team fighting against algorithms

10/25/2018, 11:10 am

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.

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Apple's streaming video hits iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV for free in early 2019

10/10/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple is reportedly narrowing in on a way of serving up its slate of high-budget TV shows, the plan being to pair its original content with subscriptions from outside companies.

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Publishers laud Apple News' human touch, wary about monetization prospects

10/03/2018, 12:10 am

As Apple attempts to woo major publishers to its Apple News platform, the outlets -- many anonymously -- chimed in on the effort, saying human-driven article curation and a massive iOS device install base is winning over some converts. At least for now.

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Publications reportedly embracing Apple News for ad revenue potential, not immediate returns

09/26/2018, 12:09 am

News outlets have seen extensive growth in readership within Apple News as of late, with many prioritizing its audience over other forms of distribution. The only issue? Few -- if any -- have been able to actually monetize it, according to a new report.

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Apple wants major newspapers to join new subscription service

09/07/2018, 05:09 pm

Following rumors that Apple is looking to enter the magazine distribution business with its own curated subscription service, a report on Friday claims the company is in talks with daily news giants to add their content into the mix.

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Apple hires former Conde Nast executive to bolster Apple News business

09/06/2018, 07:09 pm

Apple recently hired Liz Schimel, a media veteran who previously served as president of Conde Nast China, as part of a continued push into the news business headed by its flagship Apple News product.

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Comparing the five major digital magazine subscription services

07/10/2018, 03:07 pm

At Austin's SXSW festival in March, Apple announced the takeover of Texture, one of the preeminent magazine subscription services. It's hardly the only digital magazine service available though, so here's how some of the current options of Kindle Unlimited, Texture, Zinio, Magzter, and Readly stack up.

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Apple mulls subscription bundle of Apple Music, News and original video content, report says

06/27/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple is reportedly mulling a subscription bundle that incorporates the company's existing services, namely Apple Music and products sold through the News platform, with a slate of original TV shows widely rumored to be in production.

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