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CNN App for iPad

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 from Capitol Hill and across 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
-Elections coverage: Follow up-to-the-minute live blogs, roundups, election results, analysis and commentary

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 4.2

Bug fixes
Minor performance enhancements

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Customer Reviews

Bloated with commercials, slow, sleazy renaming of articles

This app is pathetic both in how it runs and CNN's content. Every time you try to scroll, it locks up--having to wait several minutes for it to function again. You constantly get full-page pop ups that you have to deal with. CNN renames the same old article to recycle it. Their titles are not what the articles are but some catchy (sleazy) way to get you to click on them. Takes forever to update to current content. If you want to see the very same video over, you have to watch the attendant commercial again. Plus the commercials never change (same woman talking about her love for fracking!).
Then many times they head lines are miss leading just to get you to click on them. A lot of times the heading will not match the video and the video is totally unrelated to the text content. Just really sleazy.
Finally the worse thing is the articles are not objective but slanted to CNN's liberal agenda--and I'm NOT a Fox fan! The ONLY value is that you find out that something happened somewhere--that's it!

Goodbye CNN

I have had this app for nearly the entire existence of my iPad. Almost 2 years ago I started to experience slow updates and occasional freezing. Then the app started to crash and close out for no apparent reason. I was still able to refresh manually at times but it took such a long time that it left you wondering if you were going to get the latest stories and not something you viewed 3 days earlier. Every update that came out I made sure to install. Finally an update came out recently and I was for sure that it would fix these issues since so many others were complaining about the same thing. Well, surprise it did not. After installing the latest update I still have the slow, or should I say no, update, crashing and stories from over a week ago. I have held on this long but no more. This app is being removed immediately. I will find a better news source app. Unfortunately I wish I could rate zero stars.

No longer updating upon opening...

...and this has been true in recent months and you're losing me more and more as the app has failed to refresh. I view on my iPad and lately it's also the case that many/most news items are displaying twice, each with its twin right next door. This requires me to scroll and scroll and scroll to see all you're offering before o get done to the videos which I avoid like the plague...hate the ads I'm forced to watch.

I have complained a few times before, for the past few years, that none of the links listed between paragraphs are actually linked for use in the Mobile app. So annoying! If I want to click, I have to leave the app, open CNN in my browser, find the same article and click on the link there. Very frustrating...I often just shift to another news app or search the web for more info...

CNN needs to and should do better! These are functions that are Mobile Apps 101 folks!

News coverage is pretty good, but I think you have too much click bait in your links to other sites...stories off to the right. I work at not being distracted by what is a lot of trash.

CNN App for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.2
  • Size: 55.6 MB
  • 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 Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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