Texture app on iOS devices

As a part of a push to advertise “high quality journalism” from “trusted sources,” Apple introduced Monday that it has agreed to accumulate a digital journal newsstand app known as Texture.

The app, previously referred to as Subsequent Difficulty, was based in 2010. Known as the “Netflix of journal publishing,” Texture permits you to entry a library of 200 magazines for a $9.99 month-to-month subscription price. In line with TechCrunch, Apple plans to let the corporate and app (which is obtainable on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Hearth, and Home windows) proceed to function as they do at the moment.

“We’re excited Texture will be part of Apple, together with a formidable catalog of magazines from many of the world’s main publishers,” mentioned Apple senior vice chairman Eddy Cue in a press launch. “We’re dedicated to high quality journalism from trusted sources and permitting magazines to maintain producing superbly designed and interesting tales for customers.”

The phrases of Apple’s acquisition haven’t been launched, and consumer numbers for the Texture app aren’t publicly identified.

Longtime iOS customers might do not forget that Apple had a earlier foray into the journal subscription area: Newsstand. The app acted as a hub for particular person digital journal subscriptions however by no means gained a big, loyal following. Its substitute, the Information app in iOS 9, permits you to observe favourite publications, like or dislike tales, and select from content material curated to your pursuits.

With the Texture app (and its dad or mum firm, Subsequent Difficulty Media) in its fold, Apple has a doubtlessly extra engaging mannequin for attractive iOS customers to learn tales from vetted publications—and maybe assist keep away from the problem of false information and faux information that social media has propagated.

It’s attainable that sooner or later, Apple might combine points of Texture into its Information app. Alternatively, Texture might ultimately profit from the suggestion algorithms Apple’s already developed for Information.

Regardless, it’s possible that we may even see Apple emerge as a brand new voice within the battle towards misinformation on-line.

H/T TechCrunch

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