Apple showed off a number of its own apps at last week’s iPhone 6 event to illustrate how the larger display phones can show content in new ways, specifically using the iPad-like two-column view in landscape mode.
Apple also encouraged developers to update their own apps to take advantage of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays rather than relying on system scaling to blow up content made for 4-inch displays, and CNN’s news app for iPhone was the shining example of what third-party app makers can do.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is still a day away from delivery and store availability, but CNN’s iPhone 6-optimized app is out now and ready for use on the new devices tomorrow. As you can see, the new app is able to present the iPad-style two-column view in landscape mode on the iPhone 6 Plus.
Full change log here:
Updated design for iPhone 6 Improved landscape experience Enhanced photo galleries Minor bug fixes
CNN for iPhone is available for free on the App Store.
Note: Unlike Apple’s apps, CNN’s extending it’s landscape love to 4-inch displays as well.