MacStories Reviews Apple News ➝

Graham Spencer, writing for MacStories:

Much like Apple’s past experiments in bringing news to iOS, the News app in iOS 9 fails to live up to its potential. The high hopes that I had for the News app have unfortunately been (mostly) dashed. Whilst there are aspects of great execution in some limited areas, huge aspects of News seem half-baked and confused.

There’s a lot to complain about with Apple News, but the one thing that frustrates me the most is that it often misses stories on some of my favorite sites. I’ll be browsing NoOctothorpe’s channel in News trying to find a specific link that he published, but it’s nowhere to be found. There’s not even a common thread amongst the missing articles — it feels completely random.

I still have high hopes for News, though. Once Apple irons out the bugs, it might be the perfect solution for users who want a news app without all of the complexities of a traditional RSS reader.