Best News Apps for iPad and iPhone: News at Your Fingertip

Catch all the major stories instantly! Head over to explore the top ten iPhone and iPad news apps to quickly access all the major stories and read top articles from famous sources.

The iPad is a wonderful gadget for reading magazines, watching videos, drawing and of course reading the news. I like to read articles and news items on the iPad much more than on the iPhone because the ultra-large screen makes such a big difference in the way we consume content. Based on my personal experience, highly user-friendly features coupled with the ability to let you quickly access all the stories you love reading, these are the best iPad news apps (most of them are compatible with iPhone as well.)

Instantly browse through major headlines and read stories from your favorite categories. Make a personalized newsfeed to bring more convenience into the play. Moreover, these news apps for iOS are smart enough to find out what appeals you the most and recommend stories accordingly. Let’s jump over to find out more about these top news apps for iPad!

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Best News Apps for iPhone and iPad

#1. Circa – Experience News

Circa Experience News iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

“Circa” provides a more modern news tracking experience. The app is fully video-driven and lets you keep a tab on all the latest happenings with ease.

You can watch documentaries, live video, original programming and your daily news. From breaking news, entertainment, food, tech, lifestyle to health, the provides a variety of news. With custom notifications, it never lets you miss out any big headline or trending news.

Price: Free

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#2. Apple News

Apple News iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Apple News is where you will have quick access to all the top stories from famous news sources. The app takes care of your interest very well and curates stories that you enjoy reading. Hence, you don’t have to spend a lot of time to access the news you want to read.

There is a “For You” section that collects all of your favorite stories. With the trending section, you will find out all the popular stories that are making headlines right now. Most importantly, you can add channels and topics to your favorites to easily access news from them. Besides, you will save stories to read later at your own convenient time.

Price: Free

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#3. Fox News

Fox News iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Fox News is one of the most trusted sources to catch all the major news from around the world. You will get exclusive coverage of the day’s big stories. With the Fox News Go, you will watch Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

It also provides streaming coverage of exclusive events and hottest programs. With the push notifications, you will remain updated with all the latest happenings in the easiest possible manner. News articles feature related videos and slideshows. Even better, you can connect to your favorite shows and well-known news personalities on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram right from the app.

Price: Free

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#4. Google News

Google News iPhone-iPad App Screenshot

Google News & Weather is easily one of the finest news apps. What sets this app apart from the rest is that it provides coverage from 75,000 top publications. You can quickly browse major headlines from different sources.

There are various categories such as technology, sports, weather to explore. Moreover, you can change the layout of the app to any of the 60 country-specific editions. You will also catch up with personalized news sections such as Hollywood, NASA, Fashion.

Price: Free

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#5. Flipboard

Flipboard iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Flipboard is what you need to easily access news and major stories. With this news app, you will read stories from top sources like The Guardian, BBC, The Telegraph, Forbes, Wired UK, Condé Nast, Rolling Stone, etc. You have a variety of interests to explore. As for instance, you will read articles related to photography, technology, food, travel, design, etc.

The daily edition offers a roundup of all the big news of the day. More significantly, Flipboard comes in 25 local editions including versions for Australia, Brazil, Turkey, India, and China to meet your specific needs.

Price: Free

#6. SmartNews

SmartNews iPhone and iPad News App Screenshot

As is the name so is the functionality! SmartNews can keep you posted with all the latest and trending news that’s making headlines everywhere.

The app provides top stories from more than 250 US and world news publications including NBC News, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, VOX, AP, Reuters, Buzzfeed, Fast Company and more. So, everything you want to read from almost any well-known sources is just a tap or two away from you.

With the breaking news alerts, it never lets you miss anything. Better still, you can take the utmost advantage of the offline mode to read your favorite stories without any interruption.

Price: Free

#7. News360

News360 iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

As the name itself suggests, News360 allows you to instantly access big stories from top sources. With over 100,000 sources, it allows you to access all sorts of stories from top national news providers to local blogs and websites.

To get started, simply select a few interests and the app will create a special newsfeed for you. The app learns the type of stories you enjoy reading and adjusts the news feed accordingly. You can also save your favorite stories to read later.

Price: Free

#8. BBC News

BBC iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

BBC News provides latest breaking news from all around the world. With the “My News” section, you can personalize your news based on your particular interest. It lets you easily add stories to your newsfeed.

This news app suggests stories based on your liking. You will read news from several categories such as business, technology, entertainment, health and more. It also features photo galleries and videos to let you stay in sync with everything that catches your attention.

Price: Free

#9. World News – Breaking Stories

World News Breaking Stories iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

World News Breaking Stories App provides you latest news from all across the world. With the full coverage of the major stories, the app allows you to remain updated. There is also a customized feed that takes care of your interest.

The push notifications help you stay updated with the big news. Like any story? You can save it to read later. You will also comment on any story to express your opinion.

Price: Free

#10. World News

World News iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

World News delivers latest news headlines and big stories from all around the world. You will browse through latest videos as well as images related to any stories. The app allows you to navigate stories by topics such as technology, health, sports, politics, fashion, etc. The simple UI and easy-to-use features make this news app very handy.

Price: Free

#11. CNN

CNN iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

CNN’s App for the iPad is one of the coolest news apps I’ve used. It’s a staple diet of news presented neatly – at least, neater than most other apps from the large publishers. CNN’s app brings video snippets, exclusive coverage and featured news.

All the news is easily accessible and “scannable” making it more in tune with the newspaper. The app also allows interaction: you can comment from within the app, and you can share the articles easily across all popular social websites.

Price: Free

Signing Off

So, stay updated with all the latest happenings and quickly access the stories you like reading from top sources. I’m sure these news apps would stand up to your expectation with élan. Moreover, they allow you to create special newsfeed to easily access the kind of stories that easily catch your eyes.

Which news app have you selected for your iOS device? Do let us know that in the comments section below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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