Apple begins accepting submitted publications into Apple News

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iOS 9 introduces Apple News, which replaces Newsstand as the default way to read news publications and blog content on the iPad and iPhone. Apple is automatically including many famous partners automatically with smaller publications having to request inclusion. We explained how to submit to Apple News a few days ago.

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Now, it seems Apple has begun the approval process for these submissions. It has started sending out emails to let people know they have been accepted into Apple News.

The email includes a link to view your channel in the Apple News app on iOS. However, the link (with a ‘applenews://’ prefix) is currently nonfunctional as the News app is not yet bundled into the iOS 9 beta seeds.

The News app revolves around human curation so its yet to be seen how all of these sources will be displayed in the app. Expect future iOS 9 betas to include the Apple News app as Apple readies everything for a fall launch.

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  1. PMZanetti - 8 years ago

    Submitted for Approval.
    Apple…Now Approving News for YOU.

    I kid, I’m looking forward to the News App, it looks great.

  2. guacho8 - 8 years ago

    Is this gonna be a free service for consumers?

    • - 8 years ago

      Yep. I haven’t seen anything anywhere suggesting that there will be a fee involved. It does look to be ad-supported, though, so we’ll be served up ads with the content.

  3. pokecaptain - 8 years ago

    Is 9to5Mac going to have their own channel on the app when it comes out?🙏

  4. This will be huge. I’m so looking forward to read 9to5mac news on my iPhone this way.

  5. Thomas Yoon - 8 years ago

    News looked like a lovely announcement. This is one of the primary benefits I wanted to have with an Apple tablet from the get-go; a well-formatted, clean and Apple-approved reader that incorporates the smooth aesthetics of your typical Apple product.

    • bpbatch - 8 years ago


      • puggsly - 8 years ago

        How would that be different than the alternatives.

        The Google experience
        The Facebook experience
        The Twitter experience
        The NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN, MSN or BBC experience

        I can’t figure out why people are freaking out about the possibility that Apple “could” do wrong with it’s power when we already know that numerous other sites already DO do wrong with their power.


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