Apple has confirmed that the Apple News service will be launched next year, along with the integration of their newly-acquired digital magazine service called Texture. The plan was to offer users a Texture-based subscription news service with access to partner newspapers and magazines with monthly billing. According to reports, this project could be launched as early as the first quarter of 2019.
The company is positive that Apple News might revive the news industry, as it increases the availability of trusted media sources and makes it more accessible to the public. As of today, major newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post are already in talks with Apple regarding the project. Aside from the news subscription service, Apple is also rumored to launch its own video streaming service with TV shows and movies already lined up to partner with it. Though this is still largely unconfirmed, it seems that Apple is gearing towards more subscription-based services in the future.