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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 2.7.3

- Apple Watch improvements
CNN is now available on Apple Watch. Get up-to-the-minute breaking news across 12 personalized categories - from Top Stories and Health to Entertainment and Politics. Tap to open a story; then choose to save it or continue reading on your phone. You can even launch live CNN TV on your phone, right from your watch.

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Customer Reviews

Why only partially functional???

Not sure why the app continues to prompt me to write a review for this app, I still have the same complaint. What absolutely drives me crazy is that none of the links they reference in the daily top 5 are able to be selected, nor can you copy and paste them yourself !! How does this happen? It really is not acceptable this day and age - either poor design or sloppy craftsmanship. They have plenty of junk/ad links that work, so why not those others??
Other than that timely content with obviously little editor review for spelling and grammar. But I guess it is the sacrifice made to be the first with the story. The photos stories with the descriptions are the one piece I truly enjoy and think they have spot on.

App is great, content needs work!

The CNN app is great, but you need to really consider what is " breaking news". At least once a month I'll get a notification of " breaking news " that has me wanting to unsubscribe to the banners. Was it really essential to send me a banner last night declaring Chris Jenner is a women? I hardly think that should be breaking news, but a better piece would have been publishing a top story on transgender in society. But not banner worthy on my phone. Work on your content ratings for critical "banner worthy items" otherwise it's a great app!!

Ads! Ads! Ads!

I understand that sponsors pay the bills but with this CNN app, the amount of advertising you're forced to watch is ludicrous. You will watch a 15-30 second commercial before EVERY video you watch (videos are about 2-3 minutes in duration). On every page there's an add and in every photo album they sneak adds in too. They even advertise CNN...on CNN, it really is ridiculous and extremely frustrating. YOU SEE FEWER ADDS ON TV! The News itself: Mediocre at best. Generally politically biased Left. You can very easily tell that their reports are manipulated to serve their interest. All in all take what their stories with a grain of salt and a shot of vodka.

CNN App for iPhone
View In iTunes
Works on Apple Watch with an iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7.3
  • Size: 31.3 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

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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