Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CNN updates its iPhone, adds live TV closed captioning, claims design 'inspired by iPhone 5'

Make of this what you will, but the newly updated iPhone app from CNN says it sports a design "inspired by the display of the iPhone 5." OK

Whatever the media company means by that is anybodies guess, but the real reason for the update was surely to make sure their new app is iOS 6 compliant (and it is, at least as tested on my own iPhone).
The updated app also adds in an important new feature: live TV closed captioning. As seen above-right, the closed captioning button is on the bottom-right of the video controls. Pressing the icon instantly pulls up closed captioning. The feature is pretty neat and will come in handy when you'd prefer to watch the news while stuck in a long meeting, but don't want to let your boss know what you're doing.