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The Independent Digital Edition

By Independent Digital News & Media Limited

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Free from political bias, The Independent newspaper is proud to live up to its name, with clear and forthright writing covering the whole range of UK and international news and opinion.

The Independent iPad app features a digital replica of the newspaper and all supplements every day, plus a 30 day archive. It also features an interactive edition updated throughout the day, puzzles, and weather that can be customised to your location.

Follow our award-winning writers, including Robert Fisk on the Middle East, Michael McCarthy on environment issues, Steve Connor on science, Jeremy Laurance on health and James Lawton on sport. Follow our renowned columnists, including Steve Richards, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Adrian Hamilton and Christina Patterson. And follow our top feature writers, including the acclaimed Simon Calder on Travel, Mark Hix on food and Rhodri Marsden on gadgets and technology.

The Independent app is free to download and use, but a subscription is required to view the digital replica of the newspaper and supplements.

The Independent Digital Edition App provides access by incorporating subscriptions allowing the purchase for any of the following-
A one week subscription at £2.99
A one month subscription at £12.99
A one year subscription at £159.99

The weekly, monthly and annual subscriptions are auto-renewing subscriptions. Prices for the subscriptions are £2.99 for the seven day offering, £12.99 for one month and £159.99 for the annual subscription. Payment for this subscription will be charged to your iTunes account upon purchase. The subscription will auto-renew within 24 hours of the current subscription expiring. Auto-renewing subscriptions can be managed via Account Settings allowing them to be turned off. No cancellations of the current subscription are allowed during the active subscription period.

What's New in Version 3.3

• We’ve added a Feedback button into the menu, so please use it to send us feedback that will help us improve your app experience.

• If you have a print & digital bundle you can now use your subscription from to log into the app.

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Customer Reviews

New opportunity to pay more...

After living for months with an app that crashed constantly, which I had access to as part of my 7-day per week print subscription, it finally started to work. Now I'm told I have a new way to subscribe, meaning I now have to pay on top of my print subscription. Reneging on a deal is not what I expect from the Independent. I won't be paying twice for something I've already paid for.


I have been a satisfied customer for the past six months.

When I notified that I was required to replace the old Independent Newspaper App. the notice assured me that the price would not change.

In the event I am being charged more than double my previous monthly Subscription. You have simply broken your written promise.

I was content to pay £4.99 per month for a 6-day/week Subscription. I am now about to be charged £2.99 per week for a 7day Subscription. The 6-day/week option has disappeared.

The screaming adverts are the last straw. Goodbye Independent.


The new app is utterly shocking. So poorly designed and massively over engineered. Why so many menus? It's a news paper, not an instruction manual for a space rocket!

This is so bad that I am cancelling my subscription.

The Independent Digital Edition
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.3
  • Size: 31.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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