Top 20 Informative iPhone News Apps

Your iPhone is the ultimate tool for staying up to date with news from all over the globe. Today we’ll briefly look at 20 news applications that will give you convenient access to a wealth of breaking news stories, current events and localized information.

Whether you’re a casual news browser on a hardcore information hound, you’ll definitely find a few apps below that are just perfect.

Mobile News Aggregators

These apps are basically just mobile browsers that provide you with an easy way to jump between iPhone optimized news sites. Though basic, they can really simplify your daily routine of skimming all your favorite news providers.

News Addict

Quick access to 41 of the best mobile news sites. The integrated full-screen browser boasts 25% more screen real estate than iPhone’s Safari.
Price: $0.99

News Addic

Tap News

Another app that essentially provides quick access to mobile-optimized news sites. Tap news features over 15 news sources and provides a slide-out panel that allows you to quickly change between sites.
Price: $0.99

Tap News

Tap News

Easy News

One final app that aggregates mobile news sources into one location. Easy News features over 20 news sites with a quick change icon bar and the ability to set your homepage to you favorite site.
Price: $0.99

Easy News

Easy News

Major News Networks and Other Sources

Almost every major news network has launched a dedicated iPhone app so you can keep up on the go. Here are a few of the most popular of these apps in no particular order.

ABC News

Get breaking ABC news stories on your iPhone. Top of the Hour video news briefs, local videos and weather, daily top stories and pictures, breaking news, emergency alerts and more.
Price: Free

ABC News

ABC News

Fox News

Receive FOX News Alerts, read news stories, stream live video, listen to FOX News Radio, browse through photo galleries, and watch the latest FNC clips on demand.
Price: Free

Fox News

Fox News

CNN Mobile

Get live streaming video of breaking news, the most important headlines of the day with location-based news, weather reports and traffic updates. You can also use the iReport feature to check-in and contribute to breaking news.
Price: $1.99

CNN Mobile

CNN Mobile

NYTimes

Browse the New York Times’ most recent articles and download them for offline viewing later. The customizable toolbar at the bottom lets you bookmark your sections of the app.
Price: Free

NYTimes

NYTimes

BBC World News

Browse BBC news articles with easy category navigation, offline viewing, image slide shows, and share stories via Facebook and email.
Price: Free

World News

World News

USA Today

USA Today gets my vote for best interface because of the integrated weather at the top and the useful categories on the bottom which give you quick access to breaking headlines, sports scores, extended weather forecasts, pictures and USA Today snapshot polls.
Price: Free

USA Today

USA Today

AP Mobile

Access comprehensive local and international news coverage through articles, videos and broadcasts. This app features a highly customizable stream of information and a wealth of options for saving and sharing information (Facebook, Twitter, Evernote and more).
Price: Free

AP Mobile

AP Mobile

WSJ – The Wall Street Journal

Access WSJ content through news stories, video and podcasts. Feature list includes customizable navigation, the ability to save articles for later, and article sharing through social media.
Price: Free

WSJ

WSJ

CBS News

Get the latest news and videos from CBS. See the best clips from CBS Evening News, CBS Early Show, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours, stay up with news anchors through Twitter, look up stocks, and receive push notifications.
Price: Free

CBS

CBS

MSNBC

Access the day’s top headlines or explore a wide range of videos and stories covering everything from world news, business and sports to entertainment, technology and weather. This app definitely features one of the most refreshingly original interfaces on the list.
Price: Free

MSNBC

MSNBC

White House

Get up-to-date information directly from the Obama Administration. The Official White House app delivers the latest news from the blog and newsroom, featured videos and photos, and live video streaming of White House events with President Barack Obama.
Price: Free

WhiteHouse

WhiteHouse

News Radio

If you prefer listening to the news over reading it, check out these three radio-based news applications from NPR and others.

NPR News

Listen to NPR news broadcasts from anywhere. Features include station bookmarking, playlist creation, Facebook integration and the ability to find stations by zipcode or GPS.
Price: Free

NPR News

NPR News

Stitcher

Stitcher is an extremely handy radio app that lets you listen and subscribe to all sorts of news-based podcasts. The nicest part is that you can choose from pre-built stations that will automatically grab content from all the content from given category such as technology, science or US politics.
Price: Free

Stitcher

Stitcher

NPR Addict

NPR addict is another app that lets you browse and listen to tons of NPR content. NPR addict features multiple ways to browse broadcasts including by program title and location and features full bios for many of your favorite personalities.
Price: Free

NPR Addict

NPR Addict

In Other News

If you’re not much of a major worldwide news consumer, check out the apps below for some lighter alternatives.

Guess The News

Do you think reading the news is boring? Make the experience more fun with this news-centric word game. Choose a section, read the brief article description, and then guess the article’s title by matching the letters to their slots.
Price: $1.99

TriviaGame

Guess The News: A News Trivia Games

The Onion

The Onion is by far my favorite source of breaking news, mostly because it’s all made up. Everyone’s favorite news parody site can now be easily accessed on your iPhone with this full-featured iPhone app that lets you view and share all of The Onion’s articles, videos and photos.
Price: Free

The Onion

The Onion

TUAW

An AppStorm news roundup simply wouldn’t be complete without providing you with at least one app for staying up to date on all the latest Mac news. TUAW is one of the best sources around for all Apple-related news, rumors and reviews. The iPhone app gives you access to the latest Apple news, tips, reviews, analysis and opinion across 20 categories along with interactive photo slideshows and video content.
Price: Free

TUAW

TUAW

Conclusion

Hopefully the apps above will be enough to satisfy your need for news for some time to come. Use the comments below to let us know what news apps you depend on and which apps above you think show the most promise.


  • http://mrhughes.tumblr.com joseph Hughes

    I’m a big fan of the Guardian’s app.

  • http://emrah.omuris.com Emrah Omuris

    I agree with Joseph Hughes. The Guardian app certainly the most innovative news app out there. Albeit being a little bit pricey, it certainly provides a clean interface and an endless content to read/listen to/watch. I’m quite surprised that this app is not included in the list.

  • Samdude

    Yeah agree with those above – can’t believe you left the Guardian news app out as it trumps all of those listed.

    It’s perhaps a little too UK based for a site like this where most of the users are american but there are plenty of options such as receiving only US news.

  • http://techmeme.jonmsterling.com/ Jonathan Sterling

    I hope that I’m not breaking the commenting rules, but I wanted to point out my new app, Techmeme Touch (http://www.itunes.com/apps/techmemetouch). I built Techmeme Touch as a simple and beautiful way to get the best tech news on your iPhone, and then share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook or Email. I’m really proud of it, and I hope that you will like it too.

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  • Nghia Nguyen

    Hello, I was wondering about the icon of the article (the blue with the stack of newspapers). Is that from an app or you made it yourself? It looks really nice.

  • http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ecomall/id412841805?mt=8 Tom Kay

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  • http://www.news-republic.com Louis Kingston

    We have launched a multi platform and multi lingual news app called NEWS REPUBLIC which allows you create and manage your very own news content based on your personal tastes and preferences around your chosen topics.. Please give it and try and see what you think.

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  • http://www.spacechimpmedia.com/ Clif

    Meporter is a unique little app for composing and consuming local, geo-based news.

  • Menno van den Hout

    iReports for iPhone / iPod / iPad
    iOS iPhone
    iReports is an application that gathers all news about Apple and app reviews.

    The news is coming from known English websites, like CultofMac and 9to5mac.com.
    Thanks to this app, you don’t have to go from app tot app, from website to website to view all the latest news and reviews, because all news is gathered in this easy and clear to use app!

    The app offers also a feature allowing you to easily respond to a news article, and then the reaction is in this app to read.

    Functions
    – All articles are fully readable inside the app
    – If there are articles that are previously loaded, then you can read those articles later offline (requires multitasking)
    – Portrait- and landscape mode
    – Share news by email
    – Manual refreshing for the latest news
    – React to a news article

    So, if you want all the latest news about Apple, then iReports definitely is the app for you.

    What’s new

    – You can read MacRumors articles in the app

    http://www.applereports.com/AppleReports.html

    http://itunes.apple.com/app/ireports/id417230155?mt=8

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUEFNcu_IEE Mat

    iPhone 5 Teardown Video

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    Within hours of the iPhone 5 being available to the public DirectFix.com has just released a full HD teardown of the unit. The video includes directions on how to tear the iPhone 5 down and replace/repair the screen, battery and many other parts.

  • Kattie

    Easy to Use App to stay informed on film news, festival updates, and reviews.

    I found this gem over a random Google search. Great for following entertainment news!

    The Film Today App provides real – time entertainment industry news and it continuously monitors and adjusts online source lists to include new writers and publications as well as opinion leaders of note.

    Link = http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/film-today-hand-picked-real/id502322147?mt=8

    This is one of the best Entertainment News Apps on the iTunes Store. For a full list of their apps, please visit http://www.algoryt.hm

  • Bestt Readert

    TopStory is the best news app for iPhone. This app can replace individual news apps since all the newspapers are available in this app. Supports 60 editions, 28 Languages and includes more than 25000 publishers. Local news based on the GPS Location is also available.

    Watch a quick demo here – http://topstoryapp.wix.com/top-story

    iTune – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/top-story-for-google-news/id647677484?ls=1&mt=8