The Apple News app is doomed

“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.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: So far, Apple News is underwhelming, to say the least.

SEE ALSO:
The future’s not looking too bright for Apple News – July 30, 2015
Apple News is fast, responsive, enjoyable, and it might become your only news app – July 15, 2015
Apple News shows that Apple wants to bolster and profit from ads, not eliminate them – July 10, 2015
Apple News to have human curation – and that raises issues – June 15, 2015
How Apple’s mobile ad-blocker could backfire on the company and iPhone, iPad users – June 12, 2015
Hats off to Web advertising – no, really – July 6, 2015
Apple’s support of mobile ad blocking may upend how the web works – June 12, 2015

23 Comments

  1. The gaggle of Klowns writing of doom, gloom, Apple going out of business by next Thursday, 10,000 developers leaving on Tuesday and Tim driving a new VW Beetle are all so laughable it’s a onder we all don’t have ruptured abdomens from the laughing fits we all go thru every hour !!

    Buy Flipboard; rip the ZITE technology out of any and sll Flipboard products and toss the rest of Flipboard in the ocean; re-package Zite as an Apple product called Apple News; ship 100 MILLION COPIES this year….end…

    See, that’s a simple solution to a REAL simple problem…

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