Apple is trying hard to establish its Apple News as a go-to news curation source for iOS users. To that point, Cupertino has just launched another new Twitter account, @AppleNews, which brings the best stories published to Apple News direct to your Twitter timeline.
You can visit the all-new Apple News Twitter page now, @AppleNews. And you can like and retweet individual posts, while also sending off @ mentions to the Apple News team (although at the minute, it looks like the account isn’t publishing replies). The @AppleNews handle is being used by Apple’s U.S. editors to publish top stories and breaking news, although some international handles are available for users too.
For one, there’s @AppleNewsAU. Yet it seems other handles, like @AppleNewsUK or @AppleNewsFR, aren’t being used (or haven’t yet been acquired by Apple). This is because Apple News is still in the process of rolling out to international markets, signalling that we’ll likely see these Twitter handles spring to life at a later time.
Since @AppleNews launched, the account has been fairly active and has published a number of tweets to users, beginning with the one embedded below.
Follow us here for top stories & great reads from your favorite publishers, curated by our U.S. editors. pic.twitter.com/eLyGKZHVMl
— Apple News (@AppleNews) 5 April 2016
Apple is enjoying something of a Twitter push at the minute. Besides the recently launched Apple News account, Cupertino also launched an account for Apple Support, too, and is using this account to help customers encountering problems with their Apple products.
Apple News launched with iOS 9, and at the same time, Newsstand – Apple’s hub for digital publishing – was retired. This has left some publications in a tricky position, and has even resulted in certain digital content, like The Loop Magazine, sadly closing up for good.
You can follow @AppleNews now; as mentioned, the Twitter handle is up and running, delivering the service’s latest and greatest stories direct to your iOS device.