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Apple News launched on iOS 9 this week in the U.S., delivering the latest stories from large publications and independent blogs alike in one mobile-friendly format on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Apple has set attractive monetization terms for Apple News, allowing publishers to collect 100% of revenue earned from ads they sell and 70% of revenue from iAds inventory sold by Apple.

In return, publishers appear ready to give Apple News a chance. In addition to several high-profile publications that have signed on for the service, including Bloomberg, CNN, ESPN and The New York Times, at least one has decided to offer exclusive early access to select content through the app.

Re/code editor Peter Kafka recently tweeted that an upcoming Wired feature about "starchitect Bjarke Ingels" will be available exclusively on Apple News at 3 PM Eastern today, with expanded availability on the web next Tuesday -- a four-day exclusive window on Apple News.

New Wired feature about "starchitect Bjarke Ingels" exclusively on Apple News 3pm today. Available on Web Tues. pic.twitter.com/BK5za4zflu - Peter Kafka (@pkafka) September 18, 2015
Wired parent company Conde Nast, which also publishes Vanity Fair, GQ, Epicurious, Teen Vogue and Conde Nast Traveler, will be pushing sponsorship opportunities to advertisers, which is perhaps a more viable monetization strategy with the emergence of content blockers on iOS 9. It has already signed up Burberry, Ford, Campbell Soup and Reynolds to flat-rate deals.

Apple News has the potential to command a large audience due to widespread adoption of iPhones and iPads, but it remains to be seen how popular the app will be with Facebook, Twitter and other platforms for consuming digital content vying for reader attention. News Corporation shut down its iPad newspaper The Daily in 2012, while Conde Nast has attempted exclusive iPad content in the past with little fanfare.

But I recall Conde and Apple pushing windowed "exclusives" to iPad editions in 2010. No one cared. - Peter Kafka (@pkafka) September 18, 2015
The full potential of Apple News should become clearer as iOS 9 adoption rises and Apple News Format becomes widely available for publishers to create custom editorial layouts geared towards their individual brands.

Article Link: Apple News to Offer Exclusive Early Access to Select Content
 

ricktat

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Breaking News! at 11 or just check the internet....

Breaking News! on Apple news or ""
 

cariacou

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To add MacRumors to your news, open macrumors.com on safari, click the "arrow" (share) button, and click "Add to News".

But I'm guessing that if you read that you've probably already done it!
 

freeskier93

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What it really needs to be usable:

- sort by oldest
- mark as read on scroll
- already read indicator
- show ALL articles from my channels, not just the ones Apple thinks are popular

Give me all of the above, and I'll divorce Feedly.

There is a read indication, the headline text turns grey. It is subtle though.
 

Neepman

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I hope if they go down this news road the opinion pieces and sites are portrayed as such for those that don't know better.
 

tgwaste

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What it really needs to be usable:

- sort by oldest
- mark as read on scroll
- already read indicator
- show ALL articles from my channels, not just the ones Apple thinks are popular

Give me all of the above, and I'll divorce Feedly.

Exactly. Until all of this is done its just more bloatware. Also the channels you have selected do _not_ show up on the search screen. That screen is reserved for Apple to force feed you its own (liberal) news feeds that you have chosen to delete.
 

ArtOfWarfare

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It's not really news if publishing it 4 days late is okay.

We've had a 24 hour news cycle since the 1800s when we first had transatlantic telegraph lines laid... taking 4 days is half way back to having a messenger ship deliver the news (~10 days).
 

John Mcgregor

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What it really needs to be usable:

- sort by oldest
- mark as read on scroll
- already read indicator
- show ALL articles from my channels, not just the ones Apple thinks are popular

Give me all of the above, and I'll divorce Feedly.

In other words it needs basic functionality.
 

RickInHouston

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Apple is locking everyone in and will then turn around and start charging user for all sorts of things until you are on a $400 monthly bill that never ends.
 
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