Apple’s iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur which are still in beta will redirect News+ users to the Apple News app when they click on News+ publishers’ links on their browsers.
Tony Haile, the Founder and CEO of the ad-free subscription news service Scroll, shared a tweet and said ‘’iOS14 and MacOS Big Sur are by default intercepting traffic to their sites and sending it to the Apple News app instead.’’
Woah, I wonder how many publishers in Apple News+ realize that the new iOS14 and MacOS Big Sur are by default intercepting traffic to their sites and sending it to the Apple News app instead. pic.twitter.com/k4PQG9mE7M— Tony Haile (@arctictony) August 10, 2020
By the way, it is worth mentioning that this feature is not free and available for only Apple News+ subscribers who pay $9.99 per month. So it’s basically a premium feature.
Speaking with TechCrunch, an Apple spokesperson said ‘’Apple is committed to creating the best experience for Apple News+ subscribers. This change offers subscribers seamless access to the content that is part of their News+ subscription right in the News app or publisher app, as well as providing publishers with increased engagement and revenue opportunities on Apple News. News+ subscribers can set their link preference in their News settings.’’