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CNN App for iPhone

By CNN Interactive Group, Inc.


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CNN connects you to the world, wherever you are.

Stay informed with the latest headlines and original stories from around the globe. Follow up-to-the-minute reporting with breaking news alerts and live video. Lead the conversation by sharing today’s news and dig deeper into the stories that matter most to you.

- Get CNN news at a glance on your Apple Watch across 12 personalized categories
- Get breaking news alerts and follow top stories as they develop
- Watch live CNN TV events and shows (as available; check with your cable or satellite provider)
- Get in-depth coverage of international, politics, opinion, tech and entertainment stories.
- Share your stories, photos and videos with CNN by using the iReport section of the app

Have questions or feedback on the CNN App? Email us at with your suggestions on how we can create the best possible experience for you.

What's New in Version 2.7.7

This update contains minor enhancements.

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Customer Reviews

Good but needs a few improvements

I open the app everyday to get updated on the latest news. It's great. I am a daily user. It's my main source of news. In general I prefer CNN over the other news stations. But some pet peeves about the app: I'll get an iPhone notification of a news headline. I click on the notification to read more. The app opens but it just shows me the homepage. It doesn't open up the article belonging to the headline that I got an iPhone notification for. In fact, the article and headline are nowhere to be found on the app. I don't like being teased with a headline and there's no story to read behind the headline. Pet peeve #2: Some of their articles in the other sections are there for days, even weeks. At that point you're not getting new news, just old content. Old content should be removed from the app faster. Pet peeve #3: The app has too many video articles. I prefer to read news, not watch it. I'm busy and I can finish and/or skim a news article faster than it takes a video to play the segment. I get impatient having to watch a video that presents information slower than I can absorb through reading.

Advertising piece of junk!

I don't know about you, but I'm way past being aggravated by all the advertising crap you're forced to sit through just to view a short video. The CNN app now goes a step further by effectively hijacking your device and taking you to an advertiser's website whenever you're unfortunate enough to touch one of their banners. This can easily happen while attempting to scroll through an article, or view a news video. That would be annoying in itself, but the real issue is there's no way to get back to CNN. You're effectively stuck on the advertiser's website from that point on. Sure, you can close the app, shut off your device, do whatever, but the next time you launch the app you're right back on the advertiser's site. The only way to get back to CNN is to delete and reinstall the program. I've done this twice and for the last time. The app has now been permanently deleted from my device in favor of the AP news app, which still has advertising crap, but at least it works.

My news app -better than Fox news!

Dont know why this app is rated so low(?). Good content with the fastest breaking news updates (faster than Fox!). Lots of news articles to read, instead of watch (depending on what you like). Might have to watch a 15 second ad for every 7 videos you watch...but its better than Fox news, where you have to watch a 30 second ad for EACH video you click on- most of the time i say "Naaah, its not important enough to waste 30 seconds of my life for this vid". No app crash problems. Doesn't get all messed up switching in/out of landscape mode (like fox news does).

I live in England right now and CNN is my go-to app to stay updated on news back home!

CNN App for iPhone
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Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7.7
  • Size: 34.1 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

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.

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