Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Apple News Plus: $8,000 worth of magazines for $9.99 a month

Apple has announced and released Apple News Plus, which brings subscribers complete access to more than 300 magazines and digital content platforms across a wide spectrum of topics. 

The eagerly-awaited subscription service, which costs $9.99 a month and is launching in the US initially, brings users a full catalogue of magazines, offering an entire newsstand under one roof.  

Apple News Plus includes high-end titles, such as Time, Vogue, National Geographic, Wired, Essence, Sports Illustrated, Enquire, GQ, Bon Appetite, the New Yorker, Runners World, Popular Science, ESPN and Rolling Stone, among others. 

Related: Apple March event

Premium digital subcriptions like The Skimm, TechCrunch, Grub Street, The Los Angeles Times and even The Wall Street Journal are also part of the Apple News Plus platform.

Apple News Plus

There’s a Browse Catalogue section where subscribers can access the entire library of new issues, while those they’ve expressed an interest in will be pre-downloaded to the device, Individual items from multiple magazines will also be fed into the wider recommendations tabs, so subscribers won’t have to delve into the mags themselves to read articles. 

The curated content offers magazine designs optimised and enhanced for the iPhone, iPad and Mac, with the photography experience on the iPad looking particularly swish.

Interestingly, Apple is not allowing advertisers to track users reading habits and history when operating within the News app, which may be key in attracting new subscribers to the platform.

View from top of a black Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro kept on a table

Apple says individual subscriptions would come in at over $8,000 a year, but Apple News Plus is priced at just $9.99 a month, with the first month coming free of charge. It’s also available via Family Sharing at no extra charge, meaning each person gets full access with their own favourites and recommendations.

It’s coming to the US and Canada from today, with the UK and Australia slated for a launch in autumn 2019.

Will you subscribe to the all-you-can-eat magazine fest that is Apple News Plus? Let us know @TrustedReviews on Twitter.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words