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Since the iPhone’s inception, Yahoo has been Apple’s exclusive provider of weather and stock market data in iOS. While I’ve never been a big fan of Yahoo’s Finance app for the iPhone and iPad, I prefer to keep tabs on stocks on the Yahoo Finance website, as opposed to Google Finance.

I’ll be changing my mind, however, as the Internet giant has at last given the iOS app a thorough overhaul while adding new features such as notifications for stock price changes, so it now feels right at home in iOS 7…

As Yahoo wrote in a blog post, version 2.0 is a completely new experience with a personalized stream of stock price changes and related news dealing with your favorite stocks. Another helpful new addition: the app will now issue alerts when major stories break concerning your stocks.

The Yahoo Finance app for iPhone and iPad was reimagined to deliver a beautiful personalized experience with a stream of top news and data based on your favorite stocks and interests. We’ve added Push Notifications to keep you in the know as important stories break — so you can make quick and informed decisions on the stocks and companies you follow.

And of course, the app is now a good citizen in iOS 7.

Just take a look at the screenies.

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Gorgeous, no?

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The charts are beautiful, though Apple’s graphics in the Stocks app is even more eye-candy.

These charts are interactive: data is rendered in real-time and you can swipe, pan and pinch-to-zoom. You can also compare any stock, market or index to see related price changes.

Yahoo has also updated its MarketDash app, a free iPad download, with minor bug fixes. The software provides easy access to your investment portfolios and watch lists.

Yahoo! Finance is available free in the App Store.

The universal binary requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 6 or later.

  • Sokrates

    The app is not available in the Swiss store.

    • Give it a while, these things take time to propagate

      • Sokrates

        hope so! I’m not in a rush though..

  • mav3rick

    Since then stock apps are still more eye candy? All is now “simple”, “elegant” blinding white screens or neon colors.

  • Guest

    In other news, Samsung shares are worth $1450.00 while Apple shares are worth $520…Samsung must be satisfying WSJ a lot more than Apple.

    • Sokrates

      You can’t compare two stock prices, they are independent from each other. BASIC.

    • Falk M.

      Hmm, well you know that you don’t compare shares price versus price only?
      Companies have different amounts of publicly traded shares.
      The fewer share there are the bigger the chunk each share is representing.
      Bigger chunk = more money.

      For example: If Apple said that every share is now two shares, they would cut the share price in half, but everyone who already has shares would get converted to own twice the amount of shares as to keep their amount of investment into the company the same, but enticing more people to buy shares. (Apple doesn’t crave for that though, so no need to do that)

      • Sun Tzu

        Using 2 stocks and charting, shows market trends… Comparing SLV vs GLD for example….

  • hkgsulphate

    Yahoo got the right CEO

  • WolfgangHoltz

    Hahaha only in the Apple world this can happen. You can’t even use an
    2-3 years iPad anymore to look at the Yahoo Finance in an native app. No wonder Apple can sell new units when they
    make old ones obsolete so fast.