Apple’s news subscription service doesn’t have a lot of news

During his presentation on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the company’s news subscription service by talking about the joy of standing in front of a newsstand. “I love the feeling of being at the newsstand,” he said. “With all those beautiful and thought-provoking magazines covering so many topics.” The goal of the new Apple News Plus service, Cook said, would be to bring that feeling into the Apple ecosystem.

But if Apple News is supposed to be the digital equivalent of a newsstand, there’s still a big piece missing: newspapers. Apple News Plus includes access to more than 300 magazines, from highbrow journalism like The New Yorker to mass-market celebrity fare like People. But the service was only able to enlist three major…

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