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The Atlantic Magazine: Digital Edition

By The Atlantic Monthly Group, Inc.

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The app provides access to every article from The Atlantic—with all the award-winning content that’s published each day, customized for presentation on your iPhone or iPad. Free to download, the app provides all users with up-to-the-minute content from Meanwhile, magazine subscribers get full access to all the distinctive reporting, essays, and commentary found each month in The Atlantic magazine. For technical support, please email

It’s never been simpler to access, share, and navigate The Atlantic. All the thought-provoking pieces found in each issue are available for download and can be read anytime, even offline. Read it all with a simple swipe—and then comment and share with a single tap. The new app layout includes stunning photo and video viewable on both iPhone and iPad, an option to change text size, a Starred Articles feature that allows you to save your favorite stories for later, and a streamlined magazine that downloads faster and uses less device memory.

Already a magazine subscriber? For a limited time, access to the magazine section of this app is included with your print subscription.

Not a subscriber? Content from is free while magazine issues can be purchased individually for $6.99 or buy a full year (10 print issues) for $21.99. See full subscription details below. Technology requirements: This app requires iOS 7.0 or newer.

About The Atlantic
Founded in 1857 on the conviction that big ideas make history, The Atlantic advances new ways of seeing the world and its possibilities. A tradition of integrity, invention and optimism has made The Atlantic one of the fastest growing and most acclaimed brands in media today. Its thriving digital, live, and video platforms, like its foundational monthly magazine, address the critical questions of our times -- from politics to business, technology to culture to urban affairs. The Atlantic is the flagship property of Atlantic Media, based in Washington, D.C. Its co-presidents are Editor in Chief James Bennet and Chief Operating Officer Bob Cohn.

Full subscription details:
Subscriptions to the digital edition of The Atlantic Magazine can be managed via your iTunes account. Issues are sold individually for $6.99 or for a year-long (ten issue) subscription for $21.99. Payment will be made through the iTunes store to your iTunes account and subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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What's New in Version 4.0.1

Bug fixes and stability enhancements


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Customer Reviews

Frustrating Frustrating Frustrating!!!

This could be a good app. It offers large print. You can have the story read to you as you read along. Yet, you have to get in. I have subscribed to the Atlantic for decades. I love the Atlantic. Yet, I cannot access a story on this app 98% of the time. I open the app. I am offered the chance to buy the latest issue, a story, or to subscribe. I get a magazine and copy my subscription number into the place provided. They then tell me I am already a subscriber. I find the story I want, try to open it -- and I am taken straight back to those 3 choices. When I get in. -- hooray!!! -- i have no idea how or why the app let me in. It is endless. Why bother letting people listen along when they 98% of the time they cannot access the written material? It seems like fixing that, fixing access to subscribers, would be more important.

Really the absolute worst app I have ever used

Difficult to search.
When reading an article and accidentally swipe left or right when scrolling, the screen shifts to the cover of the article and you have to scroll through it to get back to the place you were reading. And btw when you are trying to scroll quickly there is a good chance you will swipe left or right again and have to start over.
This failing is in addition to the problem that one cannot save the place where they stopped reading and have to scroll through the article to find it. Don't accidentally swipe left or right!
I've been a subscriber for 15 years to the magazine. I travel a lot. It would be nice to be able to read my favorite mag without INCREDIBLE frustration. With all the intellect, couldn't you hire a few decent app developers!?!?!

Great magazine terrible app

There has been very little thought out into the style and function of this app. I have never written an app review before but I thought I'd say something because I want read more Atlantic on my phone . My NYtimes app is probably my most used app as a result of its slick functioning. first of all, the app takes an eternity to load. But my biggest complaint is that it does not remember where I was reading when I left the app. I have to scroll through everything to find the place which, in my opinion makes it almost unusable. If I'm reading on my phone, it's usually because I have some time to kill while I am waiting and I will inevitable be it erupted in the middle of an article. Please fix this, so I can enjoy the app as much as the journalism. Thanks.

The Atlantic Magazine: Digital Edition
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 4.0.1
  • Size: 61.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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