Apple News Gains Twitter Account to Promote Content

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple this morning launched a new Twitter account for Apple News, giving its Apple News team a way to promote stories and content on the social network. Created last year but activated today, the Apple News Twitter account will be used to share "top stories" and "great reads" curated by Apple News editors in the United States.

    Thus far, the account has shared two new stories covering the Panama Papers and an NCAA Tournament championship game from publishers Wired and SBNation.

    Apple has recently been bolstering its presence on Twitter, and the Apple News Twitter account joins accounts for services like Apple Music, Beats 1 radio, iTunes, the App Store, iBooks, Podcasts, Swift, and more.

    Apple's biggest push into Twitter came last month with the launch of the Apple Support account on the social network, which is dedicated to answering customer support questions. Though Apple has multiple Twitter accounts for support and services, it does not have a main company-wide @Apple Twitter account in use, but many Apple executives maintain personal Twitter accounts including Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, and Eddy Cue.

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  2. RosOne macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    ...and expands to more countri... oh, it doesn't... ic ic :(
  3. garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    I don't want to speak for everyone, but I never use Apple News, and never wanted to. Why would I need a Twitter account for that then.
  4. ksnell macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2012
    Doesn't that defeat the purpose? I thought the app was supposed to keep you from going to other places for news?
  5. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    I know. I was wondering the same thing. Apple News has kept me off from using other specific news apps and a lot of Safari. I guess one benefit with using Twitter is that you'll be able to get notifications first, then you can tap the link to take you into News. But I really wish Apple just baked in notifications in News to begin with. It seems like a no brainer.
  6. nt5672 macrumors 68000

    Jun 30, 2007
    Make way for the excitingly new Apple politically correct news feed. Nothing real, nothing to hurt anyones feelings, perfectively predicted to soothe the ills of the world by leaving out controversy and reality. Be the first to get your government indoctrination from Apple. It feels so good.
  7. Mike MA, Apr 5, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2016

    Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    This. I really was surprised by the global Apple Music rollout, which for sure also was a tough one with all the local and legal differences to be managed.

    Yet again, so many countries still wait for Apple Pay and Apple News to be introduced...especially the former being a key component of Apple's iPhone campaigns.
  8. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
  9. rdlink macrumors 68040


    Nov 10, 2007
    Out of the Reach of the FBI
  10. DaJoNel macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2014
    I don't know about you, but "curated news" just sounds like censorship.
  11. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2011
    Using Twitter to post links to drive users to your "curated news", how revolutionary.
  12. bgraham macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2015
    United Kingdom
    This would be better if it just gave you links to articles instead of forcing you to read through the Apple News app... but I guess that's not the point
  13. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    I had stopped using Flipboard for a while, when Apple News came out, I tried it...and then started using Flipboard again.

    it was a great ad for Flipboard
  14. teslo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2014
    oh, come on.. you want Apple to start going the Vice news route? give up their business model to start hard hitting international data leaks or something? your complaints should be directed at the established news sources, not a hardware company who's dabbling in a mainstream media newsfeed. an aggregate.

    besides, doesn't Apple's upcoming exclusive content/show feature Dr. Dre and gang violence/sexual assault (reportedly)? methinks apple is branching out, less and less Disney style..
  15. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Lk bt don't touch our incrdbl new papr bgs. Sav us $.
  16. Psyfuzz macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2014
    Despite the nay-sayers in this thread, I enjoy Apple News - it hasn't stopped me from getting my news from my typical outlets, but it's nice to have another dedicated newsfeed to my tastes available when I want. Can't wait to see it grow!
  17. V.K. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    you can try it out by switching localization to US. I did and found it absolutely terrible. confusing interface, poor customization and content discoverability, serving loads and loads of crap I don't want to see and last but not least, no adblocking. that alone is a dealbreaker for me.

    this product needs to join Ping.
  18. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    Oh, and never a bad apple product review to be found!
  19. rdlink macrumors 68040


    Nov 10, 2007
    Out of the Reach of the FBI
    Agreed. I swipe to the search page while riding the bus to and from work, and I can usually find at least a couple of interesting and informative articles to read on the trip.
  20. LordQ, Apr 5, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2016

    LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    But still only available in three countries... Unacceptable.
  21. myestro1111 macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2014
    Yeah, just like Facebook News. Sorry, I'll stick with Drudge.
  22. warrior2000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2015
    Not really. It means you choose what topics you want to see.
  23. JPLC macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2011
  24. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    This. I don't have Apple News working in my country yet. Get it together Apple, please!
  25. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008

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