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Apple News+ launches with full access to newspapers and magazines

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Apple has launched its new Apple News+ subscription service to Australian readers and brings together hundreds of leading magazines and newspapers into one place within the Apple News app.

This curated experience will give subscribers full access to the most popular and relevant publications including major Australian newspapers like The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier Mail and The Advertiser.

Readers can also read full issues of some of the biggest magazines including Vogue, Australian Women’s Health, Elle, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, GQ, Australian Men’s Health, Delicious and Australian Geographic.

Users will also be able to access international newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal (US), Los Angeles Times (US), The Times (UK), The Sunday Times (UK), National Geographic (US), Rolling Stone (US), Grazia (UK) and Hello! (UK).

Apple News+ offers a rich reading experience with animated magazine covers, attractive layouts and vivid photography that has all been optimised for iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Available from today for $14.99 a month, Apple News+ will give subscribers complete cover to cover access to their favourite magazines and newspapers which will also be available for off line reading.

Users will also receive a notification when a new issue of a favoured publication is available.

Part of the service will also include curated collections of articles and featured issues by Apple News editors and personalised recommendations.

The free Apple News service will continue for Australian readers with access to top and trending stories.

“Apple News+ offers hundreds of the world’s most popular publications, all discoverable through personalised and curated recommendations,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News.

“The quality of the journalism, the beautiful photography, the stunning live covers and custom-designed articles in this collection are second to none.

“We think readers in Australia will be delighted with the offering, and we are proud to support the work of our newest publisher partners.”

Sarah-Belle Murphy, executive general manager of Digital Operations and Publishing at Bauer Media said: “Apple News+ is an exciting evolution of the immersive print media experience.

“The new subscription service offers enormous opportunity to reach new audiences in an elevated digital environment. The ability to reach millions of readers seamlessly through Apple’s ecosystem presents an innovative future for both magazines and the subscription model. We are looking forward to this next exciting step.”

Will Everitt, director of Digital Product and Technology at Pacific Magazines said: “Apple News+ is an opportunity to introduce our compelling content to a new audience via Apple’s vast ecosystem.

“This is an exciting new platform, and we’re keen to be an early adopter and partner.”

Apple News+ is available now and is priced at $14.99 a month.

Customers can sign on for a free one-month trial with the plan automatically renewing at the end of the trial period.