Loved the OLD app- Why change it? 1/5
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.
Music and the News 2/5
Love the AP and been reading their news for years on this app. However over the past few months, it has become impossible to read any article if also listening to music (Apple Music). As soon as an article is opened, the music pauses. I’ve switched back and forth between apps but every time I go back to the AP, it pauses again. I tried writing the AP to make them aware and received zero response. It’s unfortunate, but I now do not recommend this app and will be finding another reputable news outlet that allows you to listen to music while reading the news.
Pop up add 3/5
The pop up add at the bottom of the screen is very very very annoying... please remove it or let me know how to stop it... that’ll will be worth a star an a half.
Great news app 5/5
By Thurston in C-Ville
Really enjoy this app. Not buggy, good info.
A P. News 4/5
Exactly what I want... 5/5
By Phil Citizen
History’s First Draft. Excellent journalism. Well written. Updated. Timely and factual. Thank you upholding the principles and reportage needed for an informed public.
Notifications don’t work 1/5
Click on a news notification and it doesn’t take you to the article. What a waste of time.
Not iOS 10 compatible 1/5
Do not believe the app notes, this will not open on an iPad not updated to iOS 11. It won’t even respond.
Helpful news source 4/5
I find this a good overview. Draw your own opinions of course. As far as the app goes, the thing I wish it had most was a night dark theme. I probably shouldn’t be reading news either late at night or early in the morning, but sometimes I do and the glaring white screen and small text is painful.
This app is stupid 1/5
By Cannon lover
I liked the old ap app better. Not only was the layout better, i didn’t have to scroll through so much stuff i didn’t want to see (sports and celebrity crap). But now, this app won’t even open at all!! I’ve been using apples news app lately. Not a good replacement for my old ap app. It smart learns so if i click on a story about a celebrity, all my stupid feed turns into Celeb stories. Heaven forbid i click on a sports story to see what the latest controversy is about. But i digress. Please bring back the old app. I know change can be good but this new app is just stupid. Deleting it for now. I’ll come back in a few months and try again. I’ve used the ap app exclusively for many years, until a few months ago when you ruined it.
Straight News 5/5
A now rare source of simple straightforward news. Thanks!
Old app was much better 2/5
Another change for the sake of change. The old app had a great landing screen. The old app displayed almost twice as many headlines per screen. The old app had less obnoxious adds. I cannot see any new features that would explain the app revamp.
Mute topics 3/5
By Susan Lynch
Please allow us to mute certain topics (like sports for example) as well as following so we don’t get push notifications for things we don’t follow
The Real Deal 5/5
A great news app for those who want to be informed about critical events that impact the world and shape our lives rather than a gossip column masquerading as news.
Needs iPhone X Update 1/5
Currently does not work properly on iPhone X and needs an update
They are forcing us to use new app 1/5
By Kat hunt
Bring back the old version please....it was the best news app out there. the new version is very hard to navigate. I hate it!
App freezes 1/5
By IM Toast
App completely jams after I try to select a story in the “New York City” section. Annoying and I just wind up closing the app and going elsewhere for news.
Sick and tired of SPORTS updates 3/5
Sports updates are not news.
By Jimmy Knuckles
No iPhone X support. No true black for OLED power savings. Can’t pay to remove ads. Push notifications are pretty good and not excessive.
Avoid this new Version 1/5
Original version was my go to news App. This new “upgrade” is slow to load, much less friendly to use, requires to search around for your topics, has limited customization ability and the news articles are generally older and not refreshed often. Unfortunately I believe this update has ruined this App and I have deleted it.
Much improved 5/5
Great App 5/5
AP news 5/5
By Bobby D's
Great app for news at a glance.
App is DEAD as of Nov 14 2017 1/5
Using iPad Air, IOS 11. App no longer loads. Shuts down. Returns to Home Screen. Fix.
Crashes When Loading 1/5
By Dog man 1111
Updated to AP News 1.9.9 and currently running IOS 11.0.3. Last two updates of AP News have crashed when I try to open app. Thought the crash whould have been fixed in 1.9.9 but no such luck. Please repair because I enjoy the AP News and notifications.
Keeps Me Informed! 5/5
I appreciate the format of the new App. I get everything I want at my fingertips.
Great App 5/5
I love my AP app for keeping up on current events!
Their articles are the most fair and balanced in the industry today.
Poor iPhone app
Too bad I used to like AP, new app is just too too confusing
By Cats DNA
I’m very disappointed with your new update! You were my go to news support! I loose my concentration while trying to read! Let’s put it this way, I get bored! There’s more interruptions , ads, side stories, pop-ups. Most of all I’m disappointed with the white background, it’s hard on my eyes, I find myself rushing through the article’s! I don’t like writing bad reviews, I try to avoid them as much as possible! If not giving up on AP, but, I won’t be visiting as much!
By Maui Kid
Very biased reporting. Ugly format and not updated for iPhone X. Deleting for poor news coverage.
5 stars 5/5
Love it! Great job, AP! Thanks for keeping us informed.
No longer an app I use 1/5
This new version is terrible. With so many choices I have substituted a different news source for my daily perusal.
Giving 2 stars only because this organization used to be reputable 2/5
By Bayou Lawyer
I've been searching for some time for a credible, OBJECTIVE, news app. I have to say, I lost faith in this one since Trump won the US Presidency. Everything related to US political news seems to be blatant anti-trump propaganda, sadly, much like all other major news outlets. When will the major news media realize that the public sees through the blatant bias inherent to today's news? Oh well, their loss
Bias. Unfair. 1/5
By SCHIZOPHRENIC PSYCHO
They don’t even try to be impartial. Just as bad as CNN. Not worth the download.
OK app 3/5
You seem to be losing your voice of independence, your leaning too far left these days.
Poor app 1/5
By ImWesome Sauce
The old AP app was my "go to." The new app is a mess - it regularly says "error/news feed unavailable." Will switch apps if AP doesn't fix soon.
Goddbye AP, hello Reuters 1/5
By Il tornado
The ap loads with jerks and fits. The ads are intrusive. The navigation is now more user driven and I cannot get my news at a glance. The background color is ugly and too bright. Loved the old AP. It was my only news ap. This terrible new ap is clearly the brainchild of a 20-something B-School grad that has one motivation: increase revenues. Backfire!
Great content, so-so interface 4/5
By Edge 554
I’m love having direct access to the AP’s news stories. They are an excellent example of “straight” and objective news reporting.
However, the app’s interface is just so-so, and it could benefit from some improvements.
Some things are great such as the search function, which allow me to search for local stories, or the alert function, which will let me know as soon as a story with a specific tag is published.
By some things don’t work very well. For example, I cannot zoom-in to (or zoom-out of) a photo by double-tapping it, nor can I swipe up on a photo to close it & return to the previous screen. This kind of feature comes standard in similar apps, and the lack of it in this app makes the UX a little less delightful.
Layout clean, ads unobtrusive 5/5
This app makes reading the news clean and straightforward experience. Responsive, clean, and easy to use. The quality of journalism is basic, but attempts to remained unbiased and deliver the most basic perspective truth. I recommend this app for gleaning a basic gist of news daily.
Bias, garbage, fake news. 1/5
Being someone who was featured on this garbage network, I can tell you from first hand experience, they cut/edit stories to take them entirely out of context and provide you with a fake story that is more interesting than what actually happened in a sorry weak obvious attempt to boost their already terrible ratings but due to extreme unintelligence and extremely poor judgement, just make their ratings go down further cause they anger people like you and I who aren't quite as stupid as they think.
Always something interesting! 5/5
This is one of my favorite news apps, it's not loaded with clickbate like MSN and Yahoo, those two are just one step above Kaotic with their stupid redirections, AP is pure and simple like Google News, when you click on something you'll be directed to an actual article and not some stupid slideshow or worse yet, a ransomware site that takes over your computer telling you that it's been infected and for you to call a number to clear it. AP and Google News are the top two!
Unbiased news. 5/5
By Anonymous gdetihg
AP News is one of the few remaining news outlets that provide news without skewing it towards one political view. That authenticity is more important than ever.
I'd prefer more news and fewer graphics but overall, it's great!
Good app 4/5
Less biased than many of the news apps
Accurate and Timely 5/5
This is the best of news apps. Headlines are timely and the story is always accurate. Featured stories often provide unique insight and perspective. I do miss the radio but this is still my favorite news app.
Used to be good.... 1/5
The new app and interface is not good. The ads are EXTREMELY annoying to the point where I have found other news apps and basically don't use this anymore. Too bad AP, I expected better from you because you USED to have the best news app a year or so ago.
How did I not know about this app??! 5/5
Easy to navigate, all in one place app that makes getting your news a pleasure.
Straight unemotional good journalism 5/5
Drama free timely. Unbiased. Well presented. I visit 3-4 times a day to try and make sense of the constant cacaphony
Vast Improvement 4/5
I am a retired newspaper editor and TV news producer and this new app reminds me of the old AP A wire which laced away in the newsroom ++ except the wire didn’t have photos, graphs or any visual support. Much more readable than the dropout type (white printing on a black background) of the old app. Still too many repeated stories, though.
Lose the ads - offer a paid version 1/5
I’ve used this app for years. I swore by it and I lived and died by the news I read here. BUT - ever since the update I am suckered into accidentally clicking on ads EVERY SINGLE story. If you want me to pay for it - $2, $6, $10, probably even $20 I would. However; so help me God if I have to click on ONE MORE AD just to read a single story (this happens EVERY story) you will have lost me forever to ANY other news app.
Shame on you AP for being so ahead of your times with your reporting and yet so behind with understanding your audience.