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BBC Worldwide , the publisher behind many iOS app (Focus Magazine ,In the Night Garden™ HD ,Good Food for Friends ,Good Food Seasonal Recipes ,Good Food Festive Recipes ,Teletubbies: My First App), brings BBC News with a number of new features along with the usual bug fixes. BBC News app has been update to version 1.7.3 with several major changes and improvements. App release that improves performance, provides several new options.
  • Love the live radio feature on the home screen..
  • One of the best news apps you can get- and free to boot..
  • Excellent news coverage in an easy-to-use format..
  • I love this news application ad use it all the time..
  • A must for those looking for a quality world news app..
Overall Satisfactionclick me72
One of the best news apps you can get- and free to boot.
Breaking News Ap is Crap.
My favorite news app along with France 24.
: It's much better than CNN's app too.
Best iPad App.
Fun & Engagingclick me30
awesome news on the go.
Truly is awesome.
Usefulnessclick me78
Up to date news from around the world and extremely reliable.
Breaking News Ap is Crap.
the best news ap out there.
It's really helpful.
and it keeps me informed.
Very useful for my iPad.
Production Valuesclick me47
Love both the content and interface.
The application is great and has an amazing interface.
Amazing interface.
Ease of Useclick me83
It's so easy to use and works great.
easy to use format.
Works great and it's very convenient.
Easy navigation.
Update news and easy to navigate.
Great intuitive app.
Reliabilityclick me49
the best news ap out there.
Breaking News Ap is Crap.
I use it daily and never have any problems.
Ads not Intrusiveclick me25
Updates & Supportclick me45


Get the latest, breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.


By downloading the BBC News app you can view:
News stories by geographical region
News by category including business, technology, entertainment and sport

BBC News
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News in other languages including Spanish, Russian and Arabic
Video including one minute news summaries to keep you informed on the go
You can also personalise the app to suit your interests and download content for offline browsing


If you are iPhone and iPad owner,you now can download BBC News for free from Apple Store. The application is designed for use in English language. It weighs in at only 10MB to download. The new BBC News app version 1.7.3 has been updated on 2014-11-25. The Apple Store includes a very useful feature that will check if your device and iOS version are both compatible with the app. Most iPhone and iPad are compatible. Here is the app`s compatibility information: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later.
More Info: Find more info about BBC News in BBC Worldwide`s Official Website :


Best iPad App. found in 2 reviews
Very well organized and perfect for the news junkie on the go. found in 3 reviews
and everything I need in a News reader app. found in 3 reviews
I especially love the easy access to global news by region. found in 2 reviews
and it keeps me informed. found in 2 reviews
Great way to catch up with what's going on around the world. found in 3 reviews
It'll surely be one of my most used applications. found in 2 reviews
Update news and easy to navigate. found in 1 reviews
Gives me all the news I want. found in 3 reviews
A great app featuring the best news content in the world. found in 8 reviews
Love the featured and analysis section and science and environment sections. found in 4 reviews
: It's much better than CNN's app too. found in 6 reviews
There seems to be a limit to column length here in the States. found in 3 reviews
Very useful for my iPad. found in 1 reviews
You won't believe how functional this app is. found in 2 reviews
It's so easy to use and works great. found in 3 reviews
Great journalism right at a thumb's length away. found in 2 reviews
needs a ui update : looking old school. found in 1 reviews
but it needs AirPlay with Apple TV functionality and Chromecast support. found in 2 reviews
Please add live video news feed like the others. found in 4 reviews
but needs multitasking support. found in 2 reviews
Great except doesn't update
No new stories in 6 days. found in 6 reviews
It's been crashing too too much for my liking. found in 4 reviews
It would be really nice with push notifications for iOS 5. found in 17 reviews
Downton Abbey ad locks the app. found in 5 reviews
The live radio does not work for last two days. found in 5 reviews
News articles require multiple taps in order to open. found in 11 reviews
It crashes every second video and the app closes abruptly. found in 4 reviews
Need to delete and reinstall to refresh. found in 14 reviews
Enjoy the app but could you please fix the Facebook Sharing. found in 6 reviews
All I would say is IT NEEDS A SEARCH FUNCTION. found in 4 reviews
New ads are intrusive. found in 7 reviews
Please fix this and add live streaming of BBC news television. found in 2 reviews
The UI is great except the live radio button. found in 12 reviews
Very long ad everytime starting to watch a video. found in 22 reviews
Crashes every single time I try to scroll down on a story. found in 21 reviews
but every time I try to play one of their videos. found in 11 reviews
Why isn't there any push notifications for this app. found in 17 reviews
Won't refresh or even open old news articles. found in 18 reviews
I pull down to refresh then the app crashes. found in 13 reviews
Just got the update and still no iPhone 5 support yet. found in 10 reviews
Please do something about the same ad over and over. found in 13 reviews
However the app crashes constantly and I'm unable to watch the videos. found in 22 reviews
Why not to make the radio in the background. found in 18 reviews
Can't share to Facebook And if apple happens to read this. found in 13 reviews
Very disappointed
Breaking News Ap is Crap. found in 22 reviews
Latest update automatically launches video clips - this is very annoying. found in 12 reviews
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The BBC is perhaps the most credible news source in the world Whats been done to this App a shame Is anyone listening       New Layout
I once used this app all the time to check the news but now carrier pigeons are faster and more reliable than this dang thing Absolutely rubbish Please fix it and dont put out such mediocre updates    New update is rubbish
Since updating to the latest version ICan hardly use this monster anymoreIts slow it freezes and it crashesPlease bring back the useable old version which had rows of storiesarranged be nation    Latest version destroyed my goto news app
This new layout is terrible I very much enjoy and appreciate the journalism that BBC provides but find it impossible to get past this disorganized sloppy unusable update Im also extremely disappointed that the BBC has hidden hundreds of negative reviews Where did they go Poor job on both fronts BBC Ill be looking elsewhere for my news    Very disappointing
Although the new design brings some extra features like fine customization to tailor it to your interests which arent useful from my POV it takes you from being able to see lots of headlines at once quickly scrolling and getting a glimpse alongside a small picture in the previous version to just seeing 34 headlines and huge pictures with lots of white space Its disappointing especially when the content is so good and I can see that lots of effort was put into it It has unfortunately made me stop using the app as much       Usability sacrificed for style
Of all the news apps I had this was my favorite one I loved the format It was very quick to load So every time I wanted to get news thats where I used to go Not any more As soon as I heard that BBC was going to introduce a new format with videos I knew the app was no longer going to be useful to me and I was right I rarely open it now I prefer to get news from AP The same thing happened with the news app NBC I deleted it as soon as they changed the format and introduced videos Who has the time now to wait until all the videos and huge pictures get loaded especially when we are looking for quick info I hope the BBC will take the negative reviews on consideration and go back to the previous format It was quick and practical    Why why change something that was working
I used to love this app and since Im not a particularly change adverse person I was excited about the idea of a major update Ultimately I wish I hadnt updated and the update has damaged my experience so much I use the app significantly lessI dont like the new formatIve customized it to be more similar to the one before but I feel it features the BBCs frankly less than stellar news videos too prominently and fails to let me include all of my interests in My NewsI feel as if I am missing content and wish I didnt have to wind up choosing between interests As for the main news feed the non compact view is way too spread out on my iPhone 5 was tolerable even nice on a friends 6 and the compact view makes for really boring unordered scrolling Worst of all this version 330 and every other version since 30 is terribly slow laggy and prone to freezing on my phone A problem Ive never had with ANY other widely used app Other apps will crash occasionally but are never so painfully slow Battery and data usage seemed to have increased noticeably when I look at my usage stats I used to value this app for its ability to update even when my only data was Edge Now thats not possible All in all I dont have a single positive thing to say about the update other than the revamped carousels look a tiny bit nicer than the old ones The BBC is one of the best sources of news on earth But now its app is not       Good news bad app
This is one of the very few news apps free or otherwise that serves its purpose and categorizes news meaningfully The old one was good but often crashed no such problems with this version                Simple and smooth
I will reinstall the app when it goes back to the old format Cant stand the new one    What were you thinking
The BBC App was my goto news source for years Now Im looking elsewhere for my mobile news coverageNo ability to viewoperate in landscape modePoor use of space at the top of the screen wasted screen real estateNavigation between sections very difficultLayout does not allow quick scanning of stories across sectionssubjects quicklyI could go on Poorest app update of any application Ive seen in yearsOnce they start integrating adverts its going to get really badThis type of layout may work for an App which covers only one topic When youre covering the World this layout is not idealFire the design team and go back to the other layout I get the impression that children designed this interface    From BEST to WORST
I use it I like it Thanks                Great
Anyone writing a review giving this app a 3star review or better is either a bot or being paid to do so Had BBC news app for years and it was excellent and simple to use my primary source for news Underwent a forced upgrade several months ago and promptly deleted it due to the terrible interface for the sake of upgrade I checked back today to see if the problem was corrected and it obviously hasnt been Do not use    Dont believe it
UI changed from a very efficient and useful interface to a setup where the rate at which one could collet data is significantly reduced It is a waste of energy to swipe so many times for only a few article titles The previous version would allow someone to view various articles and quickly select one by just tapping Now one must first slide the top bar sideways then slide up and down to view article selections AND THEN TAPfinally    Horrible Interface
Other news apps are a lot better at showing the news    Great content miserable app
Why do they keep deleting the reviews People arent going to change their mind this app is terrible Cant believe this got the go ahead someone needs to be fired There is a setting for compact design but it is still cluttered nonsense Im now on to find a different news app    Wow this is awful
Who made the decision to create a new app that is annoying to use This update is dense and irritating and does not match the simplicity of the original Change is sometimes a bad idea    Bad idea
I liked the old version much more Listening live was much easier Now the user must wait while the main screen loads in hopes of switching to the screen with the Live Listening option What once took one tap now takes three with a maddening pause thrown in for good measure I know that this is a free app but it is frustrating especially given that you had an interface that didnt need fixing Please consider switching back    Nojust no
I have been using the BBC news app for years and have always loved the layout New layout is a mess would like to see the old version brought back Update 33    Terrible Layout Change
And now its USA TODAY It appears BBC asked to have hundreds of very negative reviews of its new app redacted temporarily hoping for a fresh surge of positives from new users I hold that common sense was set aside for a splashy inefficient and clumsy design of the new version I know they will leave it up confident we will grow to like it Why do all the elegant things in this world get drowned in bling    BBC Fan
Okay now my favorite news app crashes before it even opens Much preferred the old app where you could get the big picture by looking at all the small pictures and pick stories quickly without having to run through multiple screens Of course I figured that out before it started crashing every time I try to open it Wah    Go back
It was beautiful    Crying because they destroyed something perfect
Love the app although not a big fan of the new theme It crashes a lot now and causes my 4S to restart every time I try to open it          Crashes nonstop
Why are you trying to emulate USA Today You went from being the finest news source on the planet to just another headline service I couldnt care less about the graphics just being back your in depth reporting    Why
Now my news is not organized into topics at all    Update is even worse
I guess BBC wants me to stop reading the news on their extremely useless new app Please bring back the old format that is very easy to read at a glance I feel like Im reading CNN which is no longer on the iPad I do not want to hunt for stories Fortunately my old iPad has original BBC how about just sticking to the news and leave the old format alone    BBC or CNN Oops
I cant open the thing without it crashing    Update
Bring back old format    Bring back old format
This new version helps me get through all my daily news reading in seconds since it wont even launch iOS 7 That saves me tons of time 5 stars                Wont even launch
Dear developer I do not want notifications at night especially at 3 am because they turn into an alarmSo now I have to turn off notifications at the OS level    Use your common sense
Used to be my favorite news app Too many bad changes make it impossible for me to keep Even the website has gone downhill Bummer    Too bad
Before the recent update I used the BBC app daily It was easy to use and it was easy to see headlines in the news areas in which I was interested In contrast I find the new version of the app cumbersome and frustrating I deleted it within days of the update I miss the old app and agree with those who plead for its return    Used to use daily now I deleted
Please go back to the one before this app is complicated I cannot listen to the world new anymore and I wish I never updated it    This app is garbage
The ap now crashes The old look was better Im saddened because this was one of my goto sites for news I havent been able to use it since the last update    Update horrible
The old app would let you play the latest version of their hourly news summary but this new one only lets you listen to the live stream Disappointing I loved listening to the latest news on my lunch break and the hour long format meant my lunches were well informed Now I have to try to tune in at the top of the hour and hope they arent talking about some cultural thing between newshour segments BBC BRING BACK NEWSHOUR ON DEMAND Please       Bring back Newshour on demand
Old one was clean simple and easy to use New app is too complicated busy and hard to maneuver Like a big jambalaya of stories that seems totally uncategorized    Disappointed with new app
It crashes every time I try to open it up Also it is annoying that when you open it up pre crashing bug it freezes for a bit while it loads the new stories Poor coding quality Have it load new stories in some other way to avoid the freeze Your content is still worth the wait but you should hold your products to a higher standard    Broken
Please bring the old one back For now I will be looking for a different app to get my news    Hate the new app
The old app was much better New version is disorganized difficult to navigate through poorly designed Fire the team responsible for this including the person who approved to get it online I am surprised that the BBC would publish such terrible app I finally deleted it today and will look for a new app I used the old version for years BBC dont ignore the reviews    Poor design
BBC has now gone from my most usedand onlynews app to being deleted as soon as Ive finished this review A clean smooth and fastloading UI has been traded for a poorly thought out app with a clunky even unusable interface Disappointed that I can no longer read BBC news while on the go    A huge step downward
The excellence of BBC journalism is treasure now contained in a hideous vessel It takes three to four times as long as formerly just to be able to navigate through headlines Where can a person find an efficient platform for information that isnt oped disguised as news I dont have the time to use it    Miss
I liked the old app much better       Old App
This latest update is terrible I wish I could revert The layout looks like a cheap newspaper now Ads yes apparently the BBC needs money and introduced full page ads which pop up What a shame This used to be the best app for quality news on electronic devices Easy to use easy to view what you needed was there Now I dont even know what to say No I wont be using this anymore    BBC WHY
BBC had a great app that was easy to navigate efficient to peruse and in depth in information The new update has created useless unwieldy glitz with difficulty finding what you want    BBC Goes South
Title says it all Ad when you open As when you click any news Any time Everytime Deleted    Non stop ad DO NOT DOWNLOAD
I liked the app before this last update Now Im looking for a new news app to replace this one Too bad theres no way to get the previous version Oh well    Unfortunate Update
Each update has made this less useful Since updating to 330 on 2 September it has become useless Attempting to launch opens a red screen and then the app crashes    No longer works
The new layout is extremely difficult to find news stories and read them Switch back to the old layout    Awful redesign
BBC used to be the most efficient way to check world news but the new interface completely ruined this You can only see a couple stories at a time per category and the choice of top 4 or 5 stories is dubious at best The BBC app is now only slightly less confusing than the ridiculous Associated Press app and world news is once again a huge scavenger hunt just to stay informed    New Layout Makes Me Sad
Downloaded update but cannot open it on my iPad Crashes immediately Please help    Cant open
Love the design hate the fact that you cant actually read the news because of the long long page load times I am deleting and moving on to a better app that actually lets you read the news    Awful miss the old app


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