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
One Of The, If Not THE, Best News Source(s)
Back when I was on social media, I came across a graph rating most of the known media outlets in terms of quality of publications and respective bias to the left or right, what with “fake news” having become a household phrase. In the center-most column (indicating neutral bias) at the top of the quality chart was AP. I looked into what that was and it turns out it was the Associated Press. So I downloaded this app, and sure enough the articles are high quality journalism, and due to the myriad sources from which the Associated Press acquires information for their articles, there is rarely if ever any interjected bias like there is in many other media outlets. I really like that they do a weekly fact-check of the actual “fake news” to keep readers well-informed of what news is real. The only other news sources that I would say come close to AP are Reuters, The Economist, and possibly USA Today. I don’t get my news from anywhere else now.
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
- 134.7 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.