Boo!!! Apple News is NOT a Feedly killer after all

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Goldfrapp, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    So that's it? You're just going to give up on it. It's only been out for 1h 17m. Things can change in future betas.
     
  3. garlicbread24 macrumors member

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    from the little I've played with it so far it looks great, seems like a good alternative to the old zite and the current flipboard that I never seemed to get into.
     
  4. jmislansky macrumors member

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    It would be nice if you could swipe to remove stories from your feed.
     
  5. garlicbread24 macrumors member

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    that or I could see a new feature with the new touch force phones coming out. hard press to get like or dislike options.
     
  6. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Is the News app available now? Is it US only? Not seeing it on my iPad on beta 3.
     
  7. garlicbread24 macrumors member

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    I believe UK still doesn't have it. Someone from canada got in on here apparently and the US has it.
     
  8. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious as to how it handles subscribed content. If I subscribe to the New York Times, will the app allow me to access all their articles as opposed to just the 10 free ones per day (or however many it is?)
     
  9. KALLT, Jul 8, 2015
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    Doesn't seem like it, at least nothing is mentioned on their developer pages. Content providers can only control the feeds, opt out and decide whether iAds should be placed or not. It looks more like a glorified RSS reader, only curated by Apple. At best this competes with Flipboard. I think the real benefit is probably is relation to Siri and Spotlight. Once Apple starts indexing all that content, they will have a pretty good database to compete with Google.
     
  10. garlicbread24 macrumors member

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    I was testing just that. I was able to click on all NYT content without it blocking me. with that said there was only about 20 things showing up from them. and only about 10 were from the past 24 hours.
     
  11. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    You expected a first release product to have all the features of one that's been out for years?
     
  12. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. Hope this type of thing does get added in at some point! It'd be nice to be able to reduce the number of apps I have installed.
     
  13. kmores macrumors newbie

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    No sign of news app in my b3 install...in Canada. Any ideas?
     
  14. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    For me, they shoved it onto the next page for no apparent reason. Not to sound like an idiot, or call you one, but maybe they did that for you?
     
  15. kmores macrumors newbie

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    Haha. No offence taken, but nope..definitely not on my phone, on any screen. Nor does it show up in search.
     
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  17. garlicbread24 macrumors member

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    I read somewhere changing your location to US and rebooting your phone may cause it to show up. Not sure how valid that is.
     
  18. kmores macrumors newbie

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    Tried that, but can't seem to get my region changed. Keeps giving me grief about apple music.
     
  19. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    That stinks. Maybe it's a regional thing dealing with publishers.
     
  20. MikhailT, Jul 8, 2015
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    [Updated]: You can add RSS feeds to News app via Safari's Add to News extension.
     
  21. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know if Macrumors can be read in this app?
     
  22. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No.

    But these are:

    9to5Mac
    AppleInsider
    BGR
    Engadget
    Gizmodo
    Macworld
    iDownloadBlog
     
  23. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    My only issue with it so far is the hideous icon. Who approved that?
     
  24. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Aw, that kind of stinks. Well there's still time before the public release...I hope it gets added before then.
     
  25. Goldfrapp, Jul 8, 2015
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    There really needs to be a way to tell which articles are read and which aren't.
     

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