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Leak Confirms Apple News Subscription Coming to macOS

A new leak has confirmed Apple’s plans to launch its new Apple News subscription service on macOS, as well as iOS.

Apple developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who has early access to macOS Mojave 10.14.4, shared screenshots that highlighted the new feature in the upcoming release.

His screenshots show off notifications from the Apple News app, alerting users to new issues of premium titles such as National Geographic, Fast Company, and Bon Appetit.

That’s on top of the information we’ve already found in iOS 12.2, with developer screenshots confirming ‘Apple News Magazines’ as the official name of the new service.

Apple News Magazines is expected to launch at $9.99 per month and allow subscribers to access an unlimited selection of premium titles for one set price.

In addition, the firm is expected to include paywalled premium news content from publishers such as The Wall Screen Journal, but the company wants a 50 percent cut of subscription revenue.

 

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As seen in Steve’s findings, subscribers will be able to download PDF magazines to their iPads, iPhones, and macOS devices, and store them offline for later reading.

Genres include automotive, business, hobby, entertainment, fashion, cooking, fitness, and home and gardening, alongside mainstream news titles offering premium, ad-free content.

We’ll know for sure what Apple has planned for its Apple News Magazines subscription service, when the company takes to the stage on March 25.

As well as showing off the new magazine and news content service, Apple is widely rumored to lift the lid on its upcoming TV streaming service, set for release later in the year.

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