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iOS 14: Smart App Banners Point Safari Users to Apple News Instead of Publisher Apps

MacBH928

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May 17, 2008
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please stop this stupid "smart" redirecting...if I want to use the App I will use the app. At least give me the choice to launch the browse or not as the default. i click a link in Chrome suddenly I am in YouTube App... what is this...
 

ohmydays

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Aug 18, 2020
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I don't subscribe to Apple News+, but if I did I think I would throughly enjoy this feature. The integrated experience would make the product so much better!

That said, I do enjoy my subscriptions to the NYT and WSJ, and their apps are leagues beyond what Apple News can do.

If Apple could find a happy medium - open links in Apple News+ where I do not already have the publisher's app - that would be fantastic!

That is what they are planning to do.
 

ohmydays

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Aug 18, 2020
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please stop this stupid "smart" redirecting...if I want to use the App I will use the app. At least give me the choice to launch the browse or not as the default. i click a link in Chrome suddenly I am in YouTube App... what is this...

That’s YouTube’s fault. Each app has a custom URL that can be used to open the app. When a YouTube link is clicked, YouTube redirects you to their app for a smoother experience. It’s not Apple’s fault.
 

MacBH928

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That’s YouTube’s fault. Each app has a custom URL that can be used to open the app. When a YouTube link is clicked, YouTube redirects you to their app for a smoother experience. It’s not Apple’s fault.

Apple should ban this method in the iOS settings or let us choose.
 
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