Apple News subscription service preview found in iOS 12.2 beta

A preview of an Apple News subscription service was found in a
developer build of iOS 12.2 by
9to5Mac
today, and the service would offer access
to newspapers and magazines for a monthly fee. The images line
up with
The New York Times report
from last October that
reported Apple is close to launching its own subscription
service inside the News app, and it builds on Apple’s
acquisition of a digital magazine subscription service called

Texture
, which was billed as the “Netflix of magazines,”
earlier last year.

The splash page shows that the subscription service might be
called “Apple News Magazines,” and payment will be handled
through the iTunes store. There’s no pricing information or any
sort of expected launch date yet, but for reference, Texture’s
service offered a $9.99-per-month subscription to 200 magazines
from major publishers, including The New Yorker and
Time.

Apple has also been rumored to be working on an
all-in-one subscription service
that bundles its news and
magazine service with its original video content as well as
Apple Music, per a report from
The Information
. Mentions of “bundle
subscriptions” have been found in the beta app, which suggests
that the streaming bundle isn’t too far away.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *