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

July 9, 2015, 5:21 PM UTC
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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