Apple has just announced at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference that it is going to kill Newsstand app. To fill its shoes, Apple has introduced a new service called News, that will present news from a variety of sources, just like Flipboard. Also Read - iPhone 13 first look: Colossal cameras, glossy finishAlso Read - Quick explained: EU’s standard charging port proposal for phones is bad news for iPhones
The news stories will be curated from different sources like Conde Nast, ESPN, New York Timesl etc. Interestingly, Apple lets publishers keep 100 percent of the advertising revenue they sell within the app . Also Read - iPhone 13 series now up for sale in India: Check prices, offers and more
The Cupertino giant will earn through subscriptions via its app, where it will take 30 percent cut from the revenue. Additionally, the company will also help in selling unsold inventory and the revenue cut on that will depend on discussions with individual publishers.
Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced that the News app will be rolled out first to user in US, UK and Australia.
At its WWDC conference in San Francisco, Apple has also announced iOS 9 and OS X 11. With iOS 9, the company is focusing more on stability and performance improvements. Users not only had to contend with bugs, and a botched update, but the sheer size of the update resulted in sluggish uptake of iOS 8. This year, the company is focusing on bringing back the top-of-the-line user experience.
Apple has announced Proactive Assistant with iOS 9, which is Apple’s take on Google Now. Just like Google Now, Proactive Assistant would give you a heads up about your calendar entries and advise you when to leave to make an appointment.