One Week with Apple News Plus – Should You Subscribe?

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One week with Apple News Plus: a messy but good-enough Netflix for magazines – The Verge:

A good article from Nick Statt over at The Verge, giving his thoughts after one week using the newly announced Apple News Plus:

For those on the fence, the question of whether to pay for Apple News Plus depends, primarily, on if you like reading magazines enough to fork over $120 a year for access to more than you’ll ever be able to reliably consume. Going one step further, how you like to have your news delivered will also greatly impact how valuable this service is to you. Do you prefer standard Apple News’ mix of algorithmic and human curation, or would rather manually select individual stories as you browse a collection, which is arguably what News Plus is better at?


The biggest question you have to ask yourself is whether you’ll actually use Apple News Plus and if it’s worth as much to you as, say, a Netflix or Spotify subscription, which are two services from which most consumers can more readily pull value.

And this:

I think it’s safe to say that for those who enjoy magazines, News Plus is a solid deal. If you’re content with just perusing individual issues as they get released, you’ll get your money’s worth if you read upwards of three or more publications per month. Since Apple is offering a free trial for the first month, it’s relatively easy to discover for yourself if this is a service you’ll really want to use in the long run.