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The New Age Replacement Of Newspapers And Magazines Apple News Plus -Is It A Total Mess? Here’s How

The Apple is stepping ahead and coming up as a huge competitor  in every platform be it  live streaming  TV, Music industry, and what not .This time the apple announced the  ambitious service that offers hundreds of magazines and a handful of newspapers subscriptions at $ 10 a month .It has launched in the month of march this year.

What magazines are included in News Plus?

Apple has made deals with most of the major magazine publishers. The likes of Conde Naste, Hearst, Time Inc., National Geographic and Meredith. Here’s a selection of the household names on offer from the categories listed:

Sports: ESPN, Runners World, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest and FourFourTwo.
Entertainment: Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, People, Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Variety, OK, US Weekly, Variety, Total Film, Classic Rock and SFX.
Men’s Lifestyle: GQ,. Esquire, Men’s Health, Out and Maxim
Women’s Lifestyle: Real Simple, Oprah, Cosmopolitan, Town & Country, Ebony and Woman’s World
Science and Tech: Wired, National Geographic, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, PC Magazine, All About Space and T3
News & Politics: Time, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Mother Jones and Newsweek.
Food: Bon Appetit, Food Network, Eating Well and Taste Of Home.
Hobbies: Edge, Xbox Magazine, PlayStation Magazine, Retro Gamer, Total Guitar, PC Gamer, Future Music, Computer Music and Outdoor Photographer.

The problem with the apple news plus includes

  • The  struggles with browsing content from the new Apple News+ partners as well as major problems reading that content, some of which is nothing more than PDFs of magazine pages that don’t display well on small screens.
  • What’s more frustrating is that the paid Apple News+ subscription does not appear to give you full digital access to all of the participating publications. You’re mostly allowed to read the stories that appear in the print editions.
  • There are parts of Apple News+, like family sharing, that currently do not work as advertised.
  • The PDF-style delivery completely sucks on a small iPhone screen, by the way.
  • They look more like webpages than magazine pages, and because they’re specifically coded in the Apple News format, this content is responsive and adjusts to different screen sizes. Other, smaller publications, like Surfer and Guitar World, appear in Apple News+ as nothing more than a series of PDFs you can flip through and zoom in on to read.

The apple news plus though seem promising but the problem like these really spoils the fun of reading the news and articles .Though one can have the one month trial period in it and then judge what it will lead to finally according to their taste .

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