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Apple's iOS 9: Great For News Junkies, Not So Much For The News

Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering, speaks about iOS 9 during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering, speaks about iOS 9 during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple released its new iOS 9 software Wednesday for its one billion iPhones and iPads.

The new operating system comes with a few new gadgets and the promise that users will now be able to download ad blockers to their phone, making many consumers happy, while threatening the much-needed ad revenue for many web-based publications. On top of that, Apple released News, a new app, that aggregates current events based on the users reading habits and tastes. Like the ad blocker, the News app also has big implications for publications that rely on people to click their site links to charge advertisers.

So, what does that mean for news publications? And could it be that what is good for the consumer in the short term, is not so good in the long term.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik for a closer look.

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