Stay informed with breaking local, national and global headlines directly from the world’s definitive source for news. Available on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, AP News by The Associated Press features a personalized experience containing:
* A feed with developing stories from your followed topics.
* Customized news alerts tailored to your interests.
* Curated content hubs for deeper insights into major news events and story lines.
* Award-winning photos, videos and articles from around the world.
* Local-interest stories from newspapers and broadcasters.
Thanks for all the great feedback! This update contains:
* Performance improvements and bug fixes.
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Ratings and Reviews
Poor replacement of old app
Number of technical problems that make this app a lot less user friendly than their older app they are discontinuing. First the font is different and more difficult to read. The color of the text is more gray than black which appears blurry to me. The size of the text is too small. In the settings the text size can be adjusted but this only applies to the heading and title, not the body of the story. There are way too many stories listed under “top stories”. Comparing both apps today, the old version had 29 top stories, this app had 50 top stories. A number of top stories seemed repetitive. Swiping from right to left is not smooth. It’s almost as if the page “catches” during the transition. Also, after swiping through the first four stories it won’t download any more articles and I have to go back to the homepage and click on the next article to get things moving again. Finally, the top ten things to know for this week has been moved to the end of the list instead of the top of the list. Since it gives you an overview of the highlights of what’s important it makes sense to have it as one of your first articles. Very disappointed in this app. I normally look forward to reading the news first thing every morning but this app makes it a chore.
Just one little tweak...
Whenever people ask me what my favorite app is I always answer that it is the AP app. It is a productive way to pass the time. When I am waiting to board a plane, on the line at the post office, or lying in bed, I can catch up on all the top news. The new app is different and I don’t love all the changes since I was so comfortable with the former version. I can, however, accept change. The only thing that really bothers me is that in the former app, you could choose a dark background with lighter text. This seemed easier on my eyes, especially at night. The white background is harsher and I don’t think I will be using this app for my news as much anymore.
The only other thing that I would like to mention is that in an older version of the soon to be discontinued AP, the Sports topic could be sorted by individual sport. For example, you could choose Basketball and see only stories about that sport. It would be nice to be able to sort them again.
Overall, I am a big fan but would love to see the return of the dark background.
Loved the OLD app- Why change it?
Everything that I liked about the old app was taken away.... Why??! I agree with most of the recent negative reviews - My feedback - 1) where is the ability to have a dark background for reading at night? 2) I loved having news separated into categories (I don’t need entertainment “news” mixed in with science, world etc) Similar to a newspaper divided into sections, I used to know where I would likely find a news item I was looking for 3) there is too much wasted space between news items, even when I request “fewer pictures” 4) I used to be able to add my local newspaper info and get local alerts. 5) I see little difference between “Top News” and “My News”.. same stuff put in whatever random order AP selects. PLEASE understand that the reason I am unhappy with the new app is that it is getting in the way of accessing the incredible reporting and timely news that I have come to count on the AP for! There are so many important, breaking news items that I have read about first in my AP app...it is the first place I look to see what is happening around the world. Please bring back the features we all loved in the old app, and keep the top-notch reporting. OK? Thanks.
- The Associated Press
- 136.1 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © The Associated Press
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.