Apple News kicks off Coronavirus Special Coverage from reliable sources. Not just that one person on Facebook.

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What you need to know

  • Apple News has launched Coronavirus Special Coverage.
  • It pulls news from CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.
  • But there's nothing from that one person you used to work with 7 years ago.

With coronavirus seemingly unlikely to stop causing chaos anytime soon, Apple News has launched a new Coronavirus Special Coverage that will pull news reports from trusted outlets. That way users can get the important updates they need without having to wade through the mess that is the news cycle. Or even worse, social media.

The new feature pulls data from The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and CNN with general health stories also included alongside the many, many coronavirus updates. The articles include graphics and maps to help readers see where the latest cases have popped up, too.

This latest addition to Apple News follows a similar special coverage approach set up for the current election circus. If you're looking to keep up to speed on all things coronavirus but don't want to have to deal with all the bad reporting and scaremongering, Apple News is a good place to start reading.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.