Innovation in News will allow Apple to monitor elections to the Senate of the United States in real time
Apple is preparing a new way for users to track the results of the election to the U.S. Senate. The company will replace the existing section: “Elections to the Senate” in the Apple News on “election Night” on the evening of 6 November in the USA.
This section will also replace the tab “news Digest Apple” at the bottom of the application, a special section where they can track the results in real-time, recent events and much more.
Corporation of Cupertino has partnered with publisher Associated Press to display election results in real time. Apple will use data from the AP to produce a series of dynamic graphs, and can also provide a complete list of results of the Federal elections in every state, including places in the House of representatives and the Senate.
These results will be updated automatically every minute, and users will be able to manually refresh the page. In addition, the Apple News will publish a special warning with the election results at the top of news feeds and displays a toast notification on the device.
In another section, Apple will focus on recent events such as news headlines related to the election night. It will present news from different sources, including Axios, Politico, Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, The New York Times, CBS and others. A news Agency, CBS, CNN and Fox News will add videos in a post, while ABC will carry live video broadcast.
The diversity of news sources was an important moment for Apple, as the company wanted to provide a variety of options of articles to people, and also to provide a method of processing news across the ideological spectrum.
It is worth noting that all the news in the app are handled by editors manually and not by computer algorithms. For team Apple News “election Night” – a process that will be monitored by live editors. In fact, supervision is a key difference between Apple’s approach to news aggregation, compared with such competitors as Google, Twitter and Facebook. They all fall into unpleasant situations related to the dissemination of misinformation.
To date Apple News available to residents of USA, UK and Australia on iPhone, iPad and Mac computers.