6. AP Mobile - Free
AP Mobile for iPhone
The Associated Press has a pretty neat iOS app, which not only presents news by title, but also by photos and videos. On both the photos and videos pages, you'll see the various news categories like World News, Sports and Top News. The photos are nice and big and can be shared with the social networks. The AP also offers a good variety of local news sources, so you'll be able to get the stories that directly affect you.
7. Zinio - Free
Zinio for iPhone
Zinio is a magazine app for the iPhone (and iPad) that offers you access to some of the world's biggest magazines like Rolling Stone, Elle and more. You can download articles to your phone so you can read them when you're not online. You can also buy single issues of magazines or subscribe to magazines from around the world. The app provides you with the option to view articles in full colour, high fidelity mode or in enhanced text mode.
8. Stumbleupon - Free
Stumbleupon for iPhone
While Stumbleupon isn't inherently a news based app, it provides a pretty nifty way of finding news for you - almost completely at random. While most other news apps present you with news in a very organized manner, you don't know what you will get with Stumbleupon. And you might come across a story or a topic that you are very interested in and didn't know it because the organized news apps won't have carried it.
9. Instapaper - $4.99 (approx. Rs. 267)
Instapaper for iPhone
Instapaper lets you save web pages for later offline reading. If you find a blog post or a news article that's extrememly long, and you don't have the time in the moment to finish reading, Instapaper will save the post or the article for you, so you can read when you can. The app will save pages as text only and attempts to provide you with a 'distraction-free' reading environment. More importantly, the articles you save to Instapaper will be available offline. You can also browse articles that your friends have posted to Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr and see the Editor's Picks, which are articles that have been most saved by the Instapaper community.
10. Faking News - Free
Faking News for iPhone
A tribute to "Breaking news" in nomenclature, Faking News, the website providing Indian news satire is available for your iPhone. So when you need a break from the regular, serious headlines, kick back with headlines like "Rahul Gandhi trying to understand jokes around Rahul Dravid's retirement". We wanted to shout out to The Onion iOS app, but at the time of writing, it seems the app is down.
So there you have it. Your iPhone should now be well-equipped to keep you informed. And for the most part, at no cost to you at all.