News app in non-supported countries

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by marvz, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. marvz macrumors 6502a

    marvz

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    I was just browsing the German Apple website and saw under the iOS 9 preview a complete description of the "all new" Apple News app. So I'm wondering, since the News app only launches in the US, UK and Australia, if other countries get it anyway but with no country-specific content?

    Any developer with e.g. the German iOS 9 beta here, who can tell if it has the News app?

    Thanks!
    marvz
     
  2. vultuk macrumors newbie

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    None of the Betas at this time have the news App as far as I'm aware.
     
  3. marvz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marvz

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    Oh, didn't know that.. Then I will ask again at a later time:rolleyes:
     
  4. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand why they don't release it everywhere at the same time. I don't care about curated content in Swedish. All my news sources are in English.
     
  5. ps3zocker macrumors regular

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    The FAQ on the developer site says the following.

    1. When will News be available?

      News will soon be available to developers in the iOS 9 Developer Beta. News will be available to the public in iOS 9.

    2. What languages is News available in?

      At this time, News is available in English.

    3. Where will News be available?

      Currently, News is available to iOS 9 users in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
     
  6. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, this is pretty stupid, let me pick my own content, that's why Flipboard is awesome.
     
  7. marvz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You can pick your own content just like you would with Flipboard.
    It's pretty strange they made a big description page for the News app even it won't be available in e.g. Germany.
     
  8. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    Then there's really no reason to just launch in three countries... Like some guy above said, I don't even care for local stories, let me get US stories and done.
     

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