Apple News Expands Local News Coverage to Charlotte, Miami and Washington, DC Local news coverage will give users access to many publications such as Axios Charlotte, The Charlotte Observer, Eater Miami, The Miami Herald , DCist, Washingtonian, The Washington Post and Suite.
Each local news experience is curated by the editors of Apple News and covers topics ranging from restaurant openings and real estate trends to big political decisions.
Last year, Apple News first launched local news experiences curated for the Bay Area, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Earlier this year, Apple extended local news functionality to other U.S. cities, including Sacramento, San Antonio, and San Diego.
Apple has announced plans to expand its local news feature to more cities in the future. It’s clear the tech giant is looking to compete more with other news aggregation services like Flipboard and SmartNews, which offer local news coverage in thousands of US cities.
Apple News’s local coverage expansion comes as Apple rolls out Fitness + and its Apple One Premier subscription package to 17 other countries on November 3. Countries include Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.