Apple News launches daily email newsletter
Apple News is expanding its email notifications with a new daily “Good Morning” newsletter. Previously, users could choose to receive email alerts from Apple News about certain featured stories. The company seems to formalize this in a regular daily newsletter.
Apple says it will bring the best news, analysis and compelling features every morning, bringing together the “best stories from the most trusted sources”.
Apple said Apple News is the most popular news app on iPhone. Publishers typically report high pageviews from the app, but struggle to monetize their audience with advertising.
For its part, Apple launched News+ this year: a premium offer of around 300 magazines and newspapers for a monthly subscription of $9.99 per month. Adoption of News+ appears to be slow.
Last month, Bloomberg reported that Apple was exploring a media bundle of Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple News+ to boost overall subscriber numbers.
The first Good Morning email contains headlines and summaries from The Washington Post, Reuters, LA Times, The Hollywood Reporter, among other sources. Summaries are clearly written by Apple’s editorial team and are not simply quotes from the source articles. There’s also a sizable section dedicated to content found in Apple News+, including a “The Last Word” quote.
Currently, there doesn’t appear to be a way to manage email notification settings in the News app. If you’re receiving Good Morning emails and want to unsubscribe, or want to opt-in, the easiest way for now is through Apple ID settings.
How to turn off Apple News emails
- Go to appleid.apple.com.
- Log in with the account associated with your email address.
- Scroll down to the “Messages from Apple” section.
- Uncheck the “Apple News Updates” box.
The Good Morning email from Apple News does not include a direct link to unsubscribe (update: some people report that they have an unsubscribe link at the very bottom of the email, while others don’t). Some people have received these messages and are confused because they haven’t explicitly signed up to receive a newsletter, nor is there a clear way to unsubscribe. Apple probably got the “consent” to send it years ago, because the News app shows an email notification when it’s first launched.