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The Economist for iPhone

By The Economist

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The best way to read The Economist on your iPhone.

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.

•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 $6.99. 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
•Full terms of use can be found at

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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 iPad, simply search in the App Store for “The Economist on iPad”.

What's New in Version 2.4.2

Dear Reader,

This update addresses an ongoing issue which caused the app to crash in certain scenarios for users on iPhone 4s when accessing the app with a cellular connection, introduced during the previous update.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you for reading The Economist on iPhone.


The Digital Editions Team

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Customer Reviews


Le Gucci


This is a great app - a little heavy on the constant switching between menus. The content is great, and I love the audio element.

I would recommend working on the sharing components. For example, I am unable to share content when listening to the audio, there is no "share via text message" option, and I've tweeted several articles from within the app - none of which have actually posted.

Perhaps also a horizontal version, the option to save articles in a special "saved" folder and the option to see which articles have been read/listened to (think of a system like the blue dots in the standard Apple mail app for unread emails).

Fix pop up message

Of blocked network connection.

The Economist for iPhone
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2013
  • Version: 2.4.2
  • Size: 4.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: The Economist Newspaper Group Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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