That’s lots to like about Apple’s news aggregator, not least that Stuff is on it (and even briefly featured in the keynote), but it’s hardly essential yet. The updates revealed tonight won’t fully change that, but it’s at least moving in the right direction.
For starters, it’s had a redesign; it’s a lot cleaner and simpler in design and indeed closely resembles the reworked Music in style. It also now has subscriptions: you’ll be able to subscribe to (and pay for) premium content from your favourite publications, if they have any. Finally, you’ll be able to get publication-specific notifications: so when Stuff publishes a new review, you’ll get a lock-screen notification about it.
Really, these changes are bigger deals for publishers than for users but the more attractive it is to the media, the more they’ll get onboard with it – and ultimately that’ll make it a more attractive app for everyone.