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Rumors about Apple's plan to launch a news-subscription service have been making the rounds since April of last year after its acquisition of digital magazine service Texture a month prior. Now, the latest iOS beta, which was released on Thursday, appears to confirm those rumors with a preview of the landing page for Apple's supposed magazine subscription app.

Based on the images above, it's obvious that the service will offer premium access to newspapers and magazines. The landing page also indicates that the service will be called Apple News Magazines, providing content from a wide variety of publications including Shape, Vogue, and Bon App├ętit.

There's also a strong indication that the iTunes store will be used to handle the monthly fees, which isn't entirely surprising. However, it's not immediately clear how much Apple will charge for the subscription. There's no word on availability date as well, but the Cupertino tech giant is expected to make an announcement in March.

Additionally, it seems a news subscription offering isn't the only service Apple is working on. The iOS 12.2 beta has been found to contain references to a bundle subscription, which corroborate earlier reports about Apple's all-in-one subscription service consisting of original TV shows, Apple Music, and magazines. It's safe to assume, therefore, that a streaming bundle from Apple could be launching in the near future.







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