News app

Apple's made some big changes to the News app over the past few years. In iOS 10 it got a complete interface redesign. in iOS 11 we got Top Stories and the Spotlight tab, which is content curated by Apple's editorial staff. With iOS 12 on the horizon, Apple unveiled some of its new plans for the News app.

What's new in iOS 12 for the News app?

June 4, 2018: Apple unveils updates to News app in iOS 12, adds support for Mac in Mojave

At WWDC 2018, Apple announced some minor user interface changes coming to iPhone and iPad with iOS 12.

There's going to be a new tab called "Browse" which will enable you to find new topics, channels, and news you may not already be reading.

The News app on iPad will also get a new sidebar with some extra information so you can so you can dig into channels you're interested in.

The Stocks app will also have some integration with Apple News. In the Stocks app, you'll find business and finance news specifically for stocks you follow.

The biggest news in News is that it's coming to macOS. In macOS Mojave, you'll get the same experience as you do on iPad thanks to the universal framework Apple is testing, which allows porting of iOS apps to macOS.

March 27, 2017 Top Stories get the celebrity treatment

In iOS 11.2.6 The For You would vary the content at the top of the page, depending on whether you'd accessed the app that day or not. Now, Top Stories will always be at the top of the page in the For You tab. That way, breaking and important news will be the first thing you see every time.

Videos get some love

It's not just millennials. We're all accustomed to getting our news in short, easy to digest bites. Videos make it much easier for us to get through big news stories and now, Apple has made it much easier for us to find those videos with the Today's Videos and Must-See Videos sections.

about a quarter of the way down your For You tab, under Trending Stories, you'll see the new section, delineated in dark gray. It stands out. You won't miss it.

If you don't care to see this section, tap the Dislike button to hide it from your For You news roll.

Anything we missed?

Are there any major or minor changes to the News app that you caught? Drop them in the comments. It's always fun to discover what Apple secretly springs on us.

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