Apple News

I came to Apple for design and quality, and I’m staying because at Apple, I am not the “product” they’re selling (unlike the “free” sites on the internet”).

But it’s a jungle out there, and not everything Apple introduces floats my boat. This summarizes my feelings about Apple News:

In some ways, Apple News+, the company’s new all-you-can-read news and magazine subscription service, feels like the same idea that powered the Kindle and even the original iPod. Take a bunch of physical things—books or CDs—and make them available en masse on a single device.

“To have your whole music library with you at all times is a quantum leap in listening to music,” Steve Jobs said of the iPod back in 2001. So now you’ll have a whole newsstand of magazines. Yay?

In addition to the magazines, News+ also includes content from other publications, including this one. But as with the other titles here, your News+ subscription only gets you so much.

David Pierce, *Apple News+ Is Great for Magazine Lovers, But It’s Not the Future of News *

I could elaborate, but it would boil down to “I’m trying to lose my FOMO (fear of missing out), and I don’t need further opportunities to spend my days reading ephemera just because it’s a ‘bargain’.”

Reader John @ReaderJohn
My main blog is the Tipsy Teetotaler, http://intellectualoid.com.