O Apple News + He came to the world last March and won many fans in his early days, but has been restricted to two countries to date: United States and Canada. Not anymore: Finally, Ma's ?Netflix of Periodicals? is making its first expansion beyond North America, arriving Australia and to United Kingdom.
In Australia, the service costs $ 14.99 per month (around R $ 42, at today's prices) and also has several country journals among them, The australian, Daily Telegraph, Herald sun, Courier Mail, The Advertiser, Australian Geographic and the local versions of Women?s Health, Elle, Vogue and Harper?s Bazaar.
In Queen's Land, Apple News + costs 9.99 per month or, in direct conversion to today's values, R $ 51 per month. It has about 150 periodicals, including major local publications, such as The times (and The Sunday Times), Empire, Hello!, Cyclist, Grazia and the British versions of Esquire, Elle and Cosmopolitan.
In both cases, Australians and Britons can also access various publications of international interest such as Wall street journal, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic and Rolling stone. Apple also offers free testing months (as standard in its services) and iCloud Family Sharing support in both countries, so that up to six people in the same family use Apple News + for only one subscription.
Noteworthy in the midst of all this is a statement by Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp. (media conglomerate responsible for some of the above publications), while Business wire. The executive did not speak words when he valued Apple's efforts in the news area while disqualifying one of its main competitors.
We are proud to partner globally with a company that truly believes in the importance of reliability and the fact that value journalism has its cost. Apple has been acting positively, honorably and decisively in changing the digital landscape, while other providers like Google prefer hype and hypocrisy.
These are strong words from one of the largest companies in the world in the area. Just know now when Apple will take all this power to other locations I bet there is a lot of interest for such a service here in Brazil, for example.