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BBC News launches iPhone app

UK public broadcaster the BBC has launched a new app for iPhones and iPads.

The free-to-download app was due to launch in April but was delayed while governing body the BBC Trust addressed the proposals and their impact on the rest of the industry. It ruled that the apps do not “represent a significant change to the BBC’s existing public services”.

The BBC said apps for other devices including Android phones will launch later in the year. Similar apps for BBC Sport and iPlayer will also launch soon, the broadcaster said.

BBC Worldwide’s advertising-funded global iPad news app has been downloaded one million times since it launched.