Rumors suggested Apple was planning to kill off Newsstand, and now the company is making it official: News will replace Newsstand. News brings content from publishers across the world, and content owners can customize the way articles are displayed. Just like Flipboard, News is a personalized feed of content and articles. During a demonstration at WWDC today, Apple showed off a number of animations that publishers can use and swipes to navigate between articles. The experience is fullscreen and photos or videos are built directly into the articles and can play inline.
News will keep track of topics and interests for users, and you can search in the app to find articles that are relevant to add them to a favorite list. You can search for your favorite news source, and each publisher has a channel with a list of top stories that's customized accordingly. A number of publishers have signed up as launch partners for News, including The Economist, Vanity Fair, Financial Times, Time, Wired, BuzzFeed, Vox, the New York Times, Bloomberg Business, and of course The Verge. Apple's News app will launch in the US, UK, and Australia.