Apple scraps Newsstand, announces News, publishers respond

appleWith all the hype at Apple’s WWDC surrounding the launch of its new digital music streaming service (Apple Music) as well as a new 24 hour global radio station (Beats 1), it was easy to miss one big announcement that could have a massive impact on the publishing industry. This is Apple’s plan to quietly scrap Newsstand, the content sharing service which currently stores and distributes newspapers and magazine content via an app, and replace it with something brand new: the simply-named News.

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