What you need to know
- Apple has launched a new daily newsletter for Apple News.
- It seems to build on the previous Apple News mail alerts users could opt in or out of.
- It will now come to your inbox every morning.
Apple has launched a new daily newsletter for Apple News, seemingly building on its previous mail notifications feature that users were able to opt in and out of.
As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple had previously given users the option to opt into email alerts about selected Apple News stories. Today (December, 4) however, a notification within the email states:
The report notes that the email includes curated summaries of articles from outlets such as the Washington Post and Reuters. It also notes that there doesn't seem to be a way to easily opt-out of the service, except by accessing your Apple ID settings. If you go to appleid.apple.com, you can uncheck the 'Apple News updates' box within the 'Messages from Apple' section.
The move from Apple is no doubt an attempt to drive engagement with its troubled service, Apple News+. The service has been plagued with reports of poor subscription figures, as well as publisher concerns over lower-than-expected revenue. Apple is likely hoping that by pushing its curated news out to as many users as possible, it may attract a few more subscribers. The other option it is reportedly exploring is a potential media bundle, that would include Music, News+ and Apple TV+ all in one package.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9