9to5Mac — Breaking Apple News
By Seth Weintraub
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
9to5Mac is now available on iPhone and iPad, the leading website for iPhone, iPad, Mac and more.
The 9to5Mac app takes the core experience from the website and brings it to your home screen. View the latest stories in a layout optimized for the iPhone and iPad with large photography and rich native typography. On iPhone, rotate into landscape to quickly skim between stories with a split-screen mode. Take advantage of the Dark Theme for comfortable reading at any time of day.
The 9to5Mac app also supports Notifications. Subscribe to breaking news and story alerts to always stay up to date with the latest developments in the Apple ecosystem. You can even add a 9to5Mac widget to Today view in Notification Center to see most recent stories from anywhere on the iPhone and iPad.
Straight from the story, share the news with others and view reader comments inline, with threaded replies. Posts and comments respect the system Text Size settings so the app always reflects your preferred reading habits.
The 9to5Mac app is a beautiful companion to the website experience. Give us your feedback and look forward to more updates coming in the future.
What's New in Version 1.1
iOS 9 iPad split-screen multitasking support.
3D Touch Peek and Pop previews for articles and links.
Author names in articles.
Various bug fixes.
Very cool day and night theme. Even more cool is the rotated feature with the feed on the left and content on the right. And not to forget the moving clock loader is set to the current time wherever you are (although it's hard to notice with how fast it loads). The ads aren't annoying at all, and the app format is easy to read and navigate. One request I'd ask for is to sort by category (iOS, Mac, Guides, Reviews, etc.) like they have on the website; other than that great development overall!
Good start. It would be great if you would add a payment model to get rid of ads. Also, adding 9to5Google and 9to5Toys within the app instead of popping out to Safari would be nice. Of course you've already told us you are working on split screen, etc. keep up the good work!
Update: you really need to work on page/story loading speeds. The app appears to be a thin wrapper for a Safari web view and should be much faster.
Decent App. Website is better.
The App is just ok right now. It needs some work. The load times are relatively slow. Also the notifications do not seem to work. I hardly ever get a notification even though there are new articles. Currently I do not see the benefit of using the app over just browsing the site with Safari. Offline support would also be a great feature. Right now I have to save all the articles to Instapaper.