Signs of ‘Apple News Magazines’ subscription service spotted in macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta

“Apple is rumored to be working on an Apple News subscription service that would provide access to magazines and paywalled news content for a monthly fee, and hints of that new subscription service have been spotted in macOS Mojave 10.14.4,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

“Developer Steve Troughton-Smith this morning shared some screenshots of the new subscription service pulled from the latest macOS 10.14.4 beta,” Clover reports. “The screenshots show notifications from the Apple News subscription service, which will alert subscribers when new issues of their favorite magazines are available.”

Clover reports, “Similar subscription information has also already been seen in iOS 12.2, with the subscription service called ‘Apple News Magazines.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, if Apple unveils both their video streaming and “Apple News Magazines” services, they’ve designed their event (or possibly pricing/bundling) so that the two do not step on each other publicity-wise.

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  1. Why would I want a Magazine subscription from a corporation that find it acceptable to censor legitimate ideas it does not like? Apple seems to think it can operate as a source of content while it trashes the idea of freedom of expression. I own Apple stock. I would rather vacation in Cleveland than pay a dime for Apple magazines or any Apple content while it continues this stance of suppression of ideas.

    1. “legitimate ideas”

      Is it possible that some editors refuse to allow their news content to include what they have determined to be non-credible information?
      If you disagree, there are plenty of sources from which you can obtain information that Apple’s editors have judged false. I don’t see why you think Apple should be required to amplify content they believe is false. They aren’t the government (yet?).

  2. I can’t get interested in Apple’s services business much less excited. Clearly, the purpose is no longer driven by the mantra of enhancing the user’s experience, but by the greed for more profits. I pay them plenty! Don’t expect me to be enthused over premium devices with premium prices that cause me to sign up for multiple services in order to fully experience said devices.

    Many on MDN have said Apple should provide iCloud storage for free equal to the devices size needs to backup everything. I agree the paltry 5GB we get now is well, paltry or I could have said stingy or greedy.

    Plus, so far, their services have been their weakest link and have yet to completely shed their rightfully earned reputation beginning with the .Mac days, the false restart with MobileMe and continued iCloud problems. What was the deal with convincing users to put their music in the Apple Cloud? And the various ways of syncing photos and videos? HDR keeping both pics by default, Live Photo’s, higher resolution everything? Sure, some of it is nice, the rest, not so much. But the one thing that most of these maneuvers have in common, including many I didn’t mention, is heavier reliance on iCloud and the need to buy more space. 4K anyone?

    And thinking that Apple TV will be anything but lackluster would require me to forget that the first two versions of Apple TV I bought were so useless I never used them enough to justify plugging them in much less paying for them!

    This reliance by Apple on monthly charges showing up on their customers credit cards is a horrible idea that will result in pissing off many customers. Everybody gets mad at their much loved devices once in a while. Couple that with the simultaneous thought about Apple’s monthly charges, especially if they are either several small ones or a few larger ones and you’ve got the perfect storm to blow a customer right off their Apple course. We willingly paid a premium for premium devices that lasted longer than others. Now we pay more for parasitic premium devices which may induce buyer’s remorse with their monthly pound of flesh extraction. I am very concerned that Cook and the rest haven’t considered the long-term consequences of these monthly services charges beyond how they will affect their own bonus pay in the short term. I hope I am very wrong.

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