What you need to know
- The New York Times has launched its own widget.
- The widget will show breaking news that will be updated every 15 minutes.
- It can also only show one headline for those with accessibility needs.
In a blog post, the New York Times has announced that it is launching its own widget for iOS 14 on the iPhone. The publication says that the widget will feature two headlines that will update automatically as new stories are published throughout each day.
The idea of adding a widget to the app was apparently started by a small group of engineers at the company who took it on as a passion project when Apple had announced widgets for iOS back at WWDC in June.
The team also designed the widget to understand the accessibility needs of the user and can adjust to only show one headline so that the widget is easier to read.
To check out the new New York Times widget, you can download the New York Times app from the App Store (opens in new tab) for free.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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