Texture, Apple’s acquired magazine service that built the foundation for Apple News+ will be officially shut down in line with their new digital magazine service’s launch.
The details of the closure were announced in March, and today marks the service’s final day. Texture subscribers will be greeted with a pop-up that says “Goodbye Texture, Hello Apple News+” with options to subscribe to Apple News+ at $9.99 per month (U.S) or $12.99 per month (Canada}.
On other platforms, Texture has been shut down on Android, with Apple making no plans to introduce Apple News+. The Windows version was closed off in 2018.
Texture was acquired in 2018 with the promise of delivering quality journalism. It was estimated that around $485 million was involved in the deal, with some going to publishers and some as upfront payment.
Since the launch of Apple News+, Apple subscribers have been complaining about issues within the app. But Eddy Cue, Apple representative says that a team is working on resolving these problems and making the digital subscription service better.