Apple’s News tries to be the ideal news app for readers, but its idea may be flawed

Many people have tried to create an ideal news app over the years, Will Oremus writes, but no one has quite succeeded. The latest attempt by Apple in its News app has the potential to do well, but Oremus writes that its recommendations have to succeed — and so far, they don’t appear to be. Oremus writes: “It isn’t enough for publishers to like Apple News, Snapchat Discover, and Facebook Instant Articles. Readers have to find them compelling too. … In order for Apple News to succeed, it will need to be much more than a fancified RSS feed of stories from each user’s favorite sites.”