Apple News to Launch in Canada Next Week with 5 Publications to Start

Apple News will be officially launching in Canada “early next week”, reports The Canadian Press, following a developer debut this week.

The Apple News app, available in iOS 12.2. beta which launched yesterday, will make its debut with content from five publications in both English and French: CBC, Radio Canada, La Presse, CTV News and the Toronto Star.

The app will allow publishers to sell subscriptions directly to iOS users.

The Canadian Press says the Apple News app will eventually include more stories from other news outlets and publications.

According to The Globe and Mail, Apple News Canada will be run by former Rogers senior vice-president of publishing, Steve Maich. The former Rogers SVP was part of Rogers Media job cuts last summer.

Apple News originally debuted in the U.S. back in 2015 and finally has landed in Canada, four years later. What makes the service so special? Apple says “Apple News provides the best coverage of current events, curated by editors and personalized for you.”

Earlier today, another discovery in iOS 12.2 beta saw mention of a new feature coming called “Apple News Magazines”.