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The Economist for iPad

By The Economist

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The app is free to download and includes free access to the Editor's picks – a weekly selection of articles from each week's edition of the Economist.

Digital and print subscribers to The Economist receive unrestricted access to each week’s full print edition on iPad and iPhone.

The latest version of the app will appear in your Newsstand folder instead of an icon on the home screen.
Auto-download of new issue coming soon (watch this space for update).

•Each week’s issue available from 9pm London time on Thursday
•Download each issue to your device to read without an internet connection
•Switch easily between reading and listening with The Economist in audio
•Store and access back issues
•Purchase single issues using In App Purchase
•Subscribe from within the app and register your details with us for full access to The Economist on iPhone and iPad and The Economist online

•Subscribe quarterly (12 issues) for USD $39.99 or annually (51 issues) for USD $129.99 or buy a single issue for USD $5.99. If available you will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by iTunes.
•Payment will be charged to iTunes account at confirmation of purchase
•No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
•Subscriptions automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
•Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the price of the original subscription
•You can manage auto-renew of your subscription in your iTunes account settings, where it can be turned off if you wish
•The app may offer a subscription with a free trial period. At the end of the trial period the full price of the subscription will be charged
•You may cancel a subscription during its free trial period via the subscription settings on your iTunes account. This must be done 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged. Please visit for more information
•The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product
•You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period
•Full terms of use can be found at

The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication, offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs, business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts.

The Economist is also available on iPhone, simply search in the App Store for “The Economist on iPhone”.

What's New in Version 2.12.0

Dear Reader,

This update fixes automatic downloading of new issues of The Economist when they become available.

New issues will be delivered 2am local time. To ensure they are please make sure push notifications are enabled. Please see our help section in the app for how to do this if you are unclear.

For the best possible outcome please make sure your iPad is connected to wifi and charging.

The update also has performance and stability updates.

Thank you for reading The Economist on iPad.

The Digital Editions Team

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Customer Reviews

Does not work at all - DO NOT INSTALL!

Updated this morning. Doesn't work at all. Brings up the last story I was reading, and freezes there. Does not respond to any action. If I click the home button, economist app drops out, and then immediately comes back up.

Do not install this update.

Never update ! Update makes it worse!

The programmers behind economists are very stupid that this app is the most frustrating and problem-some app! Why the honorable news organization hires such stupid programmers behind this app? It's a shame!

Tsk, tsk....Update not working

Your update is malfunctioning. The issue I downloaded last week successfully and have been reading will now not open, but crashes after the update download. HELP!

The Economist for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Apr 07, 2014
  • Version: 2.12.0
  • Size: 9.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: The Economist Newspaper Group Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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