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Apr 12, 2001

Apple Watch will bring the world's latest breaking news and headlines to your wrist from a wide variety of publications and sources in the United States and abroad, including the Associated Press, ABC News, Bloomberg, Breaking News, CNN, CNBC, CBC News, Circa News, Fresco News, De Telegraaf, South China Morning Post, The Economist, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA TODAY and Yahoo News Digest.

Many of the Apple Watch news apps will provide breaking news notifications and bite-sized headlines through Glances, while some provide additional functionality such as expanded views and personal feeds of news stories, reviews, opinions and more. As the Apple Watch becomes more widely adopted, and launches in additional countries, more apps from well-known news publications should begin to surface on the App Store.

Associated Press for Apple Watch allows you to stay up-to-date with breaking news notifications on your wrist from the world's oldest and largest news-gathering organization, cited by thousands of newspapers and publications around the world. AP Mobile is free on the App Store.

ABC News for Apple Watch keeps you updated with at-a-glance information about breaking U.S. and world news and the latest updates on entertainment, politics, health, technology, science and business on your wrist. ABC News is the host of Good Morning America, Nightline, This Week and 20/20. ABC News is free on the App Store.

Bloomberg Business for Apple Watch keeps you updated with breaking news notifications and headlines about the latest global business and finance news. Bloomberg Business is one of the largest providers of financial information in the United States. Bloomberg Business is free on the App Store.

Breaking News, a news startup owned by NBCUniversal, has been updated with Apple Watch support. The app will deliver "Proximity Alerts" to your Apple Watch when breaking news happens, with smaller stories viewable through Glances. News is placed into categories such as Nearby, Following and Important. Breaking News is free on the App Store.

CNN for Apple Watch brings one of the largest American news providers to your wrist, with up-to-the-minute breaking news across 12 personalized categories. You can tap on a story from your Apple Watch and choose to save it or continue reading on your iPhone. CNN App is free on the App Store.

CNBC Business News and Finance has been updated for Apple Watch, allowing you to check Watchlists, Markets and Top News headlines on your wrist. The app delivers breaking news notifications and lets you tap on a Top News headline to bookmark it and read later on iPhone. You can also use Force Touch on Watchlists or Markets to change between price and price changes. CNBC is free on the App Store.

CBC News for Apple Watch brings Canada's largest news broadcaster to your wrist, with multiple features such as push notifications for breaking news, the latest headlines in Glances and Handoff for stories to read later on iPhone. CBC also provides international news coverage in addition to local and national Canadian news. CBC News is free on the App Store.

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macrumors 604
Oct 23, 2010
I used to work at NYT. You'd think Reuters would be on this list but lately they stay losing. They see themselves as the breaking news provider....but the watch is ideal for breaking news headlines and they are no where to be found.


macrumors regular
Jan 28, 2010
But wait, you need an iPhone to be either in your pocket or on the same wi-fi network for this to work right?


macrumors 601
Nov 5, 2007
I'm going to suggest to early adopters that they don't download many or even any Apps for the first couple of days. I think we are going to see some bad apps initially. There will be annoying notifications, unusable interfaces, buggy and laggy responses, and battery killing back end processes. Just stay away until some of this gets sorted out.

I've got a June delivery date and I'm probably going to keep my watch "Apple only" for a few days. And I suspect stuff will be much more sorted by the time I get my watch than you guys who get yours on Friday are going to experience.


macrumors 65816
Jun 29, 2007
How about a video news report on the Apple Watch? That will compete with the nonsense of reading on a tiny little screen. Just take the iPhone out of your pocket and use the Apple Watch as Fashion, as it is intended by design.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 6, 2007
I just want a news app to tap me when there is emergent breaking news on a national or global level. I don't need to know every time Bruce Jenner has an operation.


macrumors 604
Oct 23, 2010
How about a video news report on the Apple Watch? That will compete with the nonsense of reading on a tiny little screen. Just take the iPhone out of your pocket and use the Apple Watch as Fashion, as it is intended by design.

because watching video on a tiny watch with limited battery life is so much better than text. :D


macrumors 6502
Nov 1, 2007
Toronto, Ontario Canada
I can't think of an app I'd like to see less on my watch than a news app. I mean our attention spans have shortened considerably - I get that. Look at the success of Twitter for example. But text short enough to fit on a watch? That's a non-starter.

You know the more I think about the Apple Watch generally, the less enthused I am about it. Apple had the right idea with using it to generate health stats. It makes sense, because the form factor is ready made for that kind of usage (ref. FitBit, Nike Fuelband, etc.).

Email and text notifications are fine too.

News and articles? Not so much.


macrumors 68000
Apr 8, 2010
Really boring use for the Watch. How can you read news on that tiny screen? People bought iPhone 6 plus so they can see everything big, now we're going back to tiny screen with Watches. :D
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