Yeah Apple News + is kind of a screaming deal for the NYer alone, assuming you want to read a few other things (and it has WSJ I believe). But it is yet another digital thing where the magazines don't make any decent money, they just feel obligated to be in the ecosystem because Apple holds all the cards. I don't much like the product either, I really liked Texture which made it a lot easier to just read the magazines, but that obviously wasn't making any money for the publishers either (so they sold it to Apple).
I still prefer to read as many mags in print as I can, I spend 12 hours a day looking at screens already. There aren't going to be as many of them come fall, unfortunately.