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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 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 breaking news alerts and follow top stories as they develop
• Watch live and on demand CNN TV events and shows with CNNgo. Instantly access any on-air story in the past day with links to all related digital articles, photos and more. (participating television provider sign-in required)
• Get in-depth coverage of international, politics, opinion, tech and entertainment stories.

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 4.0.2

This update includes bug corrections

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Customer Reviews

Daily news

This is an update to what was written earlier. I'm pleased to see that as of the past two weeks or so the addition of lighter news has been added back to "Five Things". In the grand scheme this is not earth shaking but so pleasant to ease one into the early morning. Unfortunately there's are no links to videos but it helps to have a brief summary to look up later.

The reporting and up to date news is really appreciated. I check this app throughout the day.

I read select news, opinion,and occasionally entertainment segments daily. The writing is comprehensive and informative. I must admit that my favorite start to the weekday was "5 Things" , which provided a good summary of top news stories to watch as the day continued. I must admit I miss the fact that the compiler of this segment no longer includes the video clips of assorted animal and people antics captured in the act of doing something funny. What a lovely touch of comic relief that was from the grim events here and elsewhere in the world. Please bring that back.

All of the above still stands but I would add that the intrusive CSX ad that forces one to wait as it covers the lead story and then plays out the extent of its animation is annoying and time consuming when one has only a few minutes to read.

Please add captions!

Overall I like the app pretty well. What I find frustrating are the stories that contain or are only a panel of pictures. Yesterday's "article" titled Networks swing the axe is a great example. That's the entire print for the article. We then get thirty some pictures with absolutely no captions. While I have to assume that these photos represent shows that have been cancelled...I have no idea who most of these people are or in what show they appear so for the most part the story is irrelevant.

Another typical example is when someone noteworthy dies. We are treated to an article about whoever died again followed with a bunch of pictures of people again most of whom I have no idea who they are.

CNN App Review

This is a pretty good news App compared to some of the others I've downloaded. CNN does a pretty good job capturing events while they happen, however the news that gets put in an article is not always accurate. On multiple occasions a story will be rewritten by CNN and if so it can lose its appeal. "We all know news travels fast" 😀 so make sure it is 100% accurate. Here's my take; its ok not to know it all! I would rather read CNN is still gathering information then to read an article that has been rewritten 5 times before you get it right. CNN does get great stories, however it makes the company look bad when you continuously publish inaccurate news.

CNN App for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.0.2
  • Size: 46.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

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

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