Apple Acquires Texture Online Magazine Subscription Service


Apple has acquired Texture, an online magazine subscription service that provides access to over 200 magazines for $9.99/month.

“We’re excited Texture will join Apple, along with an impressive catalog of magazines from many of the world’s leading publishers,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software & Services, in a statement. “We are committed to quality journalism from trusted sources and allowing magazines to keep producing beautifully designed and engaging stories for users.”

The Texture app has a 4.8 star rating on the App Store:

Texture is the only app that gives you unlimited access to over 200 top magazines. Enjoy full issues of People, Time, GQ, Glamour, The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, Newsweek, ESPN, National Geographic, InStyle, Allrecipes, Shape, Men’s Health, and many other great titles from the most trusted publishers. Ready to experience magazines like never before?

– Offline reading. Download issues then enjoy them without an Internet connection.
– Create a library. All your favorite magazines and articles in one convenient place.
– More of what you love. Enjoy content recommendations based on your interests.
– Back issues too. Access great stories, classic recipes, and more from years past.

“I’m thrilled that Next Issue Media, and its award-winning Texture app, are being acquired by Apple,” said John Loughlin, CEO of Next Issue Media / Texture, in a statement. “The Texture team and its current owners, Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, Rogers Media and KKR, could not be more pleased or excited with this development. We could not imagine a better home or future for the service.”

For now, Texture will continue to operate as is. The service has apps for iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire and Windows 8 and 10. Apple’s long term plans for the service are not yet known.

You can download Texture from the App Store for free.

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