While Americans got the new Apple News app as part of iOS 9, Brits are going to have to wait a little longer – it’s currently in the beta of iOS 9.1. As Engadget notes, that suggests it may be around a month (or more) away.
But if you want to take a look now, you can, just by changing your region from the UK to USA. Go to Settings > General > Language & Region > Region and set it to United States. Confirm, wait a few seconds while your iPhone makes the changes (the screen may switch off for 5-10 seconds at this point) and then the News app should magically appear.
Frankly, though, having taken a look at the app, it doesn’t strike me as a great improvement on Newsstand … I’ll be sticking to the web, thanks.
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In Japan, so the Newsstand app just disappeared. However… if I swipe to the search page I am shown a news feed of Japanese headlines from multiple different sources. No app, no ability to edit the selection, just a list of top stories.
the trick doesn’t work in Canada.
it works now. i had to restart the phone.
I like the news app because it shows me NYT articles and doesn’t appear to be keeping track of the “free” articles I view the same way that it would if I visited from a web page.