Video: Here’s the scoop on Apple’s new News app

Screenshot courtesy of MacRumors

The News app that Apple demonstrated last month at WWDC landed Wednesday morning in the third beta of iOS 9. Within a few hours, MacRumors had posted the hands-on video attached below.

News will replace a much-maligned app called Newsstand. I used Newstand a lot to get to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal on my iPhone, although getting there was always a two-step procedure.

It looks like News will also be a two-step. But once you’re in, there are a bunch of new features: Follow topics, save for later, share with friends, add your favorite RSS, discover new sources, etc.

Watch the video. In less than two minutes you’ll get a pretty good sense of how it works.

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