Apple has been working to make subscription content available through its news app. This allows users to use subscription based content. Reuters has reported about Apple's plans to develop its current Apple News app in order to give the advantage to both Readers and Publishers alike.
This would make a difference to Apple news and make it different from Facebook Instant Articles, which is free and is not subscription based. This will also give apple a boost from a growing crowd of cluttered news apps. The model closely follows Google Play Store's News Stand on the which gives access to magazines and Newspapers for a fee.
Several people access News via Apple and Facebook's news feeds and the number today runs into hundreds of millions.
Apple new paid model will attract both subscribers and readers alike.This gives publishers to have greater control over who accesses their content. For example, Publishers can share their articles for free or share excerpts from the same. In this way those interested in accessing the entire article can pay for it. This creates a paywall for accessing content. This is synonymous with websites like the WSJ or the FT which require subscription to access most of the content.
However, there is a lack of information that publishers receive about readers. Apple revealed in October that nearly 40 million people were reading Apple News to access news content.
Google too is working on a program for Android devices that allows users to access news instantly.