An Apple Arcade Yearly Subscription is Here

· Andrew Orr · Product News

You can now sign up for an Apple Arcade yearly subscription. Previously it was only available as a US$4.99 monthly subscription.

WordPress Subscriptions Come to Websites

· Andrew Orr · News

WordPress is adding a feature that will give websites a new way to earn money: WordPress subscriptions via Recurring Payments.

Apple News+ Now Available in Australia, UK

· Andrew Orr · Link

News+ is Apple’s new subscription service for news, and today it’s available for customers in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Apple News+ subscribers can access more than 150 publications in Apple News+, with a one month free trial available to test the service before having to pay the £9.99 (UK) or $14.99 (Australia) monthly fee.

Available magazines and publications in the UK include The Times and The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan UK, more.

Magazines and publications in Australia include The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, more.

How Apple News Affects Publishers

· Andrew Orr · Link

Great analysis as usual by Ben Thompson. He writes how the Apple News subscription might be good for certain publishers, and bad for others.

To that end, I am sure that a significant number of publications will sign up for Apple’s offering; clearly the company is confident enough to leak a date. And, frankly, many publications should: most publishers are already locked into the volume game when it comes to their editorial direction, and Apple News subscription payouts will be additive to the bottom line.

The main thing that concerns me is how revenue will be driven by clicks. I hope that Apple News doesn’t become a flood of yellow journalism.

Coping with Subscription Apps - TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-24

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about living with the subscription model for apps, plus they look at how SetApp may have found the right balance for developers and users.

Apple Drops Texture Monthly Subscription Price to $9.99

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Texture on iPhone and iPad

Apple just dropped the subscription price for Texture Premium from US$14.99 to $9.99 per month. Texture the digital magazine subscription service Apple bought earlier this year. The price change is automatic so subscribers don’t need to do anything with their account to make it kick in. Apple told subscribers about the price drop via email, and Harry McCracken shared the news on Twitter.