Apple News now sends daily email newsletters nobody asked for

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Another email you didn't want.
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No, you didn’t ask for it, but you might soon start receiving a daily Apple News newsletter by email.

“Good Morning” features top news, analysis and features pulled from various sources around the web. You could find all this inside Apple News yourself, at your own convenience, but Apple negates the need to do that by forcing it down your throat.

And good luck trying to unsubscribe.

Apple News always gave readers the opportunity to sign up for email alerts for big featured stories. Its new daily newsletter makes those emails a more regular occurrence — and drops the whole opt-in luxury.

It seems you will receive the “Good Morning” newsletter simply for being an Apple News user (or maybe an Apple News+ subscriber).

Make way for Apple News newsletters

The newsletter comes with a roundup of top stories from some of the biggest sources. They are presented as a list of headlines and summaries — all written by Apple’s editorial team.

“Good Morning” also features a large section dedicated to content from Apple News+, the subscription service Apple charges $9.99 a month for. The cynical might say the newsletter is little more than a News+ ad all along.

The email might be somewhat useful to those who actually want the day’s biggest stories compiled into an easily digestible list. But Apple’s decision to send it to everyone by default is frustrating.

Not quite as frustrating as trying to unsubscribe from the newsletter, though. Some users reported that Apple does not provide a handy “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email. Others, including a Cult of Mac staffer, saw an unsubscribe link — but got a “403 forbidden” error when they clicked it.

To unsubscribe from Apple’s “Good Morning” newsletter, you might need to jump through some hoops.

How to unsubscribe from ‘Good Morning’ newsletter

These are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to appleid.apple.com in your browser.
  2. Log in using the iCloud account you use for Apple News.
  3. Uncheck the box for Apple News updates under the Messages from Apple section.

It seems Apple may be getting a little desperate in its bid to draw more people into Apple News+. Recent reports indicate that subscriber growth for the service remains poor after its debut earlier this year.

Via: 9to5Mac