Apple to Launch New Flipboard-Like App, While Newsstand Goes Away
Apple plans to announce a free, Flipboard-like product that will show consumers samplings of content from big media partners including ESPN, the New York Times, Conde Nast and Hearst, sources say.
At the same time, Apple is going to do away with Newsstand, the app that stored and distributed newspapers and magazines, which some partners complained tended to bury its content. Individual publishers will sell apps within the app store like any other developer. This follows on the steps of familiar efforts from Facebook and Snapchat, as well as Flipboard, to publish content directly on their own apps.