Apple has been undercounting readership on its News platform

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  • gommer strike

    As an FYI, Apple News indeed isn’t supported here in Canada. But if you set the region on your iPhone to US, and reboot – the News app appears in your home screen.

    Delivery of news in general via Apple News is pretty good. However there are certain magazines where even though they’re selectable – they have no content(or aren’t delivering any to Apple News). A bit weird but I think some are shying away a bit due to lack of any advertising revenue.

    • Frederick The Great

      Yes I notice the BBC, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post are a few of the feeds not sending stories through. Additionally, there is NYT stories that are still 10 weeks old.
      Interesting but the app doesn’t seem to be reaching its full potential.

    • gommer strike

      Yeah isn’t that kinda…particular, hey? Unfortunately for me, I don’t have an US-created iTunes account, so therefore I do not get to see any WSJ content through Apple News, and I believe same goes for Vanity Fair.

      Sigh at least there’s always Longform for the WSJ stuff that I miss out on. As for stuff from the New York Times, Google Newstands does an OK job, but something I also noticed is the whole “you only have X more free articles this month” notification from NYT.

    • Frederick The Great

      I subscribe to NTY separately so this isn’t an issue for me. It makes sense they are limiting content in this way otherwise anyone in the world could switch regions and gain access to content that is only meant for specific countries for now. Seems kinda silly for news articles.

      As an FYI for you if you’re interested in creating a U.S. account switch your iTunes to the U.S. region. and then attempt to buy a free app you’d like. It’ll prompt you to create a new account and in doing so make sure you use a U.S. address and proper ZIP code. Then choose “None’ for payment methods and voila…you’re set to go. Of course remember to use an entirely different email from your Canadian account.