Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services talked with CNN's Dylan Byers.
"We're not after quantity, we're after quality", Cue reportedly said. "We're making big investments", he said. The app is now run by Next Issue Media LLC, owned by a group of publishers and other companies including Hearst Corp., Meredith Corp., News Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc.
The Apple executive - a self-professed "sports nut" - reserved his enthusiasm for a modest technological innovation: sports alerts within Apple's TV app, which sends reminders about upcoming games or a digital alert to tune in to a close contest.
At the time, content publishers said they were concerned that the News app would threaten which types of content users had access to, and change the ways in which people consumed content. We'll continue to closely monitor this situation and see what they have in store. Indeed, within 10 days following the redesign update last month, 88% of reviews in the United States were negative.
It's no secret Apple isn't short on funds.
Lastly, time and time again, many have tried to push for answers from Apple on the large amount of cash it sits on, the value of Netflix, and why it wouldn't just buy one of its competitors.
Also a year ago, Apple announced plans to release a morning news show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, with Jay Carson, a supervising producer on Netflix's "House of Cards", as showrunner.
Cupertino computing giant Apple will soon be the the owner of a magazine distribution app. The company intends to make it easier for consumers to find and watch programming on various channels through push notifications sent to mobile devices. There are some opinions that it's Apple way of supporting journalists and published media.
In November past year Apple secured the new drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon based on Brian Stelter's Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.