Apple iOS device users set to get big perks from New York Times apps

“The New York Times Company is releasing two new apps for the web and Apple devices that give loyal readers varying access to the newspaper’s digital content,” Jacqueline Sahagian reports for Wall St. Cheat Sheet.

“NYT Now is more for the casual reader of The Times. Costing $8 a month, the app will at first be available only for iPhone and iPod Touch in addition to online, and will be complementary for current subscribers of either the print or digital versions of the paper,” Sahagian reports. “The Times Premiere app is targeted towards major news junkies or perhaps people doing research that would benefit from unlimited access to behind-the-scenes items and other “exclusive benefits” for $45 a month, or $10 a month extra for current home delivery subscribers.”

Sahagian reports, “‘The launch of NYT Now marks a significant point in The Times history as it is the first mobile product with its own dedicated editorial staff that offers a particular selection of Times stories,’ added Jill Abramson, The Times’s executive editor. ‘NYT Now cuts through the vast amount of content available on the web and social media to provide the most essential stories of the moment, hand-selected by some of the most thoughtful and discerning journalists in our newsroom.’ It’s a perk for Apple that it’s the first company to gain access to the new apps, although developers frequently choose to make apps for iOS first since the platform is so popular. It’s unclear if the apps will be made specially available for the iPad as well, although iPad users will have access to the iPhone versions. The company didn’t say if or when an Android version of the apps will be made available.”

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MacDailyNews Take: This is great! Now, when the NYT baselessly goes after Apple in quest of Pulitzers, Apple device users can be the first to know!

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11 Comments

  1. I want the NTY app that alerts the EPA and all readers when one of the Koch Brothers (are they are rock group) farts. I know from the NYT these guys are evil but I don’t know what they have done. I assume it is farting which is destroying the ozone layer. I love the NYT so I know I have to hate the Koch Brothers, whoever they are.

    1. “This is great! Now, when the NYT baselessly goes after Apple in quest of Pulitzers, Apple device users can be the first to know!”

      Couldn’t have said it better.

    2. “…although developers frequently choose to make apps for iOS first since the platform is so popular….WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE MONEY TO SPEND.”

      There, fixed it for them.

  2. The life was sucked out of the Technology section of NYT when David Pogue left. Some of the reviews and articles I’ve read seem slanted toward the Google/Android crowd. Molly Wood’s articles about Phablets and Apple’s venture into autos with CarPlay are good examples.

    1. Some big old media publication like the New York Times or Washington Post if it wanted to avoid the fate of the dinosaurs, should consider putting Daniel Eran Dilger into a high profile technology reporting position. He is a unique individual who understands Apple, its essence, and has a very strong ability to communicate in writing and also in live discussions. I don’t think the NYT has enough creative instinct to do such a thing. But they should.

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