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AP is joined in this app by more than a thousand of its newspaper and broadcast customers in the United States, adding extensive local news coverage to the AP's unmatched world and national reports. Available as a universal app for iPhone, iPad and iTouch users, AP Mobile delivers news like no other news app.
What's New in Version 6.8.2
Go to news app
This is my go to News app. I'm quite a News junkie and yet no matter how many new News apps I get, no matter how aesthetically appealing and deep they go or how hard they chase down truths... None really compare to the AP app for getting the big news of the day fast and concise. They have many stories as a wire service that outlets like aj or (rhymes with rice) just don't have the time to cover.
Whether you want a quick glance at what's going on or like me need to dive deep, you'll love this app for the price of free.
Having said that, ads at times annoy me, they're no bigger than other competitors but I wish AP would allow me to pay for an ad free experience. (I'd gladly shell out $5-$12 a year or half-year for the privilege).
Overall great functionality with just a few issues
I was looking for a free "offline" news app, and AP News is so far the most reliable and yet speedy app in that regard.
Downloading new content takes very little time (it seems to work in sections though). And content will already display even if images didn't download yet, which really is the issue with most online news websites over a slow connection: they take forever to display...
The top-level interface in particular could be improved--I didn't find a way to hide or rearrange categories, which takes extra time to skip sections I don't care about. And additional settings (font-size in the headlines list view) would be awesome, given that many headlines are too long to fully display.
Another nice feature would be to replace very common phrases (Latest Update) with icons or acronyms to save some space for the actual headline...
But besides minor issues, this has within days become my favorite news reading app!! Good job :)
Pointless Tiled-Photo Interface
The iPhone interface will not let you quickly scan headlines to find stories that interest you. Instead, you have to click on a photo to see even a subset of headlines. To make matters worse, the photos don't really help you navigate. Some give you no clue about their story.
The writing also leaves a little bit to be desired. Sometimes articles have a very long-winded introduction before they get to the real meat of the article. This is uninteresting in addition to being frustrating.
- Category: News
- Updated: Aug 17, 2015
- Version: 6.8.2
- Size: 23.8 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: The Associated Press
- © 2015 The Associated Press
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.