“I remember when I first heard about the Apple News app during WWDC, it seemed like Apple was finally going to fix the mistakes it had made with its Newsstand app in iOS,” Jim Lynch writes for CIO. “Unfortunately, my initial zeal for Apple News quickly drained away once I’d used the app in the iOS 9 beta.”
“What went wrong with Apple News?” Lynch writes. “Jeremy Horwitz at 9to5Mac has a great overview of the problems with Apple News and what Apple should do about it.”
See: The future’s not looking too bright for Apple News – July 30, 2015
“I agree completely with Jeremy’s take on Apple News being a failure in its current form. I had such high hopes for it, but I don’t even bother to open the Apple News app anymore,” Lynch writes. “It just doesn’t offer me anything I can’t already get on the Web without having wade through an extra app on my iOS devices.”
“I disagree, however, with Jeremy about blending Apple News into iBooks. We already have a big mess like that and it’s called iTunes,” Lynch writes. “Mixing more functions into an existing app does not necessarily make for a better overall experience for the user, as many iTunes customers can attest to given that application’s bloat and interface problems… It’s sad to have to say this since iOS 9 has not even been released yet, but I think the Apple News app is doomed.”
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MacDailyNews Take: So far, Apple News is underwhelming, to say the least.
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