Apple News, the upcoming app in iOS 9 that will curate stories from around the Internet based on a user's taste, has begun sending out emails letting small publications know that they have been accepted into the new service.
While well-known publications like Wired, the Atlantic, ESPN and others are included in the app by default, others are not and must apply to be part of the service, which will be available this fall for the iPhone and iPad. The application process has been available since Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this month, but the company did not begin alerting publications until Thursday, 9to5Mac reported.
To have your publication included in Apple News, head to the News Publisher portal, where you will have to provide the Cupertino company with information such as your publication's name, website, a description of your audience and your publication's RSS feed, from which Apple News will pull stories.
Though the iPhone maker announced Apples News at WWDC, the new service is still in development. Apple said it will not roll out publishing tools that allow editors to "create signature content for News" until later this year. The tech giant also has yet to include the Apple News app in the developer beta of iOS 9, which rolled out following WWDC.
Additionally, Apple earlier this week posted a job listing for an Apple News editor, signaling that the company is still building a team to run the service. Many have said Apple News could sound the death knell for Flipboard, a popular startup that offers a similar service, but before that can happen, Apple will have to finish building its product.