Apple News and News+ is launching in Canada today, with over 300+ magazines and 30 Canadian magazines, with support for French and English–with free family sharing (for up to 6 family members) and your first month free.
Apple News+ will cost $12.99 in Canada, with over 300 magazines and include a digital subscription to The Toronto Star, the country’s largest newspaper.
“We’re committed to supporting quality journalism, and with Apple News+, we want to celebrate the great work being done by magazines and news outlets,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. “We think the breadth and quality of publications within Apple News+ will encourage more people to discover stories and titles they may never have come across before.”
Statements from Bell Media, La Presse and Le Devoir are below, as these media organizations are part of Apple News:
“One of the key priorities at Bell Media is to deliver our content to audiences wherever they are, and we’re excited and committed to providing real-time leading news and sports information on Apple News,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media.
“Being a part of Apple News will allow La Presse to continue its mission of producing quality journalism, accessible to everyone,” states Pierre-Elliott Levasseur, President, La Presse. “We look forward to working with Apple for many years to come.”
“Le Devoir is proud to be a part of Apple News in Canada,” said Brian Myles, Editor. “Le Devoir is attentive to the needs of its readers, and Apple News is a great opportunity to deliver quality journalism in French to all Quebecers and Canadians.”
An iOS 12.2 update today will bring Apple News and Apple News+ to Canadians. Apple News+ launches in Canada and the USA today and UK and Australia later this year.
…more to follow