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Apple News+ launches in the UK and Australia

Apple has confirmed it has rolled out its premium news subscription service, Apple News+, to customers in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Subscribers in both territories can access more than 150 publications as part of their Apple News+ package, and Apple is offering a one-month free trial before users have to pay £9.99 per month in the United Kingdom, and $14.99 per month in Australia.

Apple is offering access to publications such as The Times and The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan UK, Elle UK, Esquire UK, FourFourTwo, Empire, Hello!, Cyclist and Grazia to consumers in the United Kingdom, as well as a number of US-based publications on top.

Those include The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, and Vox, all of which are currently offered to Apple News+ subscribers in the United States, though restrictions apply, with the WSJ limiting users to three days of content.

In Australia, subscribers can access The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Advertiser, Vogue, Australian Women’s Health, Elle, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, GQ, Australian Men’s Health, Delicious and Australian Geographic.

Aussie subscribers also access a number of US- and UK-based magazines.

Apple launched Apple News+ in the United States and Canada in March, offering magazine and news content in a new and media-rich format for iPads and iPhones.

Apple News+ is also available on macOS, though many have criticized the company’s approach on desktop.

Apple promised to launch Apple News+ in the United Kingdom and Australia alongside iOS 13, but it’s now available for those running iOS 12.2 and later, and macOS 10.14.4 and later.

Originally built on Texture, a subscription service that Apple acquired in 2018, Apple News+ has had a mixed reception so far, with many criticizing its formatting and confusing user interface.

Apple has made some changes to Apple News+ in recent months alongside iOS 13, but the jury is out on whether News+ will be a permanent addition to Apple’s roster.

Are you interested in giving Apple News+ a try? Let us know your thoughts on this news over on Twitter using @AppleMagazine, and check back soon for more Apple News+ news.

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