On 30th of September, 2019, Apple finally made its news subscription service available in the UK and Australia. Earlier, the Apple News Plus was only available in the US and Canada and had gained quite a good popularity. The Apple News Plus gives the users a variety of News from different publications and also the benefit of having access to Apple magazine.
The monthly subscription for the UK users would be GBP 9.99 while the users in Australia would be paying AUD 14.99 per month. Apple has released more than 150 publications of worldwide News channels, along with local publications of the specific place.
When Apple News Plus arrived in the US, it had a one-month free trial, due to which the subscription service gathered more than 200,000 users in just two days. The News Plus would be providing the users better layouts, animated covers and many more features which would make the reading process a pleasure to the eyes.
As per the sources, in the UK version of the News Plus, there would be some notable British publications along with other publications. Namely, the subscription service or the UK users would consist of The Times, Cosmopolitan UK, Elle UK, The Sunday Times, Esquire UK, Empire, FourFour Two, Hello!, Cyclist and Grazia. The local publications are added in order to make the News Plus more personalized and accessible.
The Australia version of the subscription service also consists of local publications such as The Australian, Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, Vogue, The Advertiser, Elle, Australian Geographic, Delicious, Australian Women’s Health and many more. Apart from this, the subscribers can even have the facility of having the monthly Apple magazine, which when downloaded or bought separately would cost a lot.
So currently, Apple News Plus is available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Apple would be expanding the News Plus subscription service in more countries, hopefully by 2020. Apple has entered the subscription service and has laid down a lot of tricks and offers in order to attract more customers. The Apple Arcade, the game subscription service from the company has already gained fame, as it offers ad-free and no in-app purchases for the players, at just $5 per month; which is quite a steal deal.
Another subscription service from the company is Apple TV Plus, which would be coming soon in the market. The Apple TV Plus is a streaming service like Netflix and would be providing a number of original series from the company and access to unlimited movies at a minimal fee of $10 per month, which is quite cheap when compared to other streaming services.
With the Apple News Plus, Apple has again made a statement of bringing all news and magazines to the customers, in a legal way. Apple is known for doing such things like it bought music directly from the industry rather than bringing it without any documents. With the Apple News Plus subscription, people would be benefited from having true news rather than rumours, would have the benefit of the Apple magazine and many more features.