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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

New look, new video section, adjustable text size, faster issue download and improved stability.


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Customer Reviews

Incompetence beyond belief!

Sad story: classy journalism hampered by incompetent app developers. I have been a subscriber to The Atlantic for more than 20 years. They have great journalists. But unfortunately, the publishers are just clueless when it comes to digital. The app has always had little problems, but about a year ago I thought they had finally got it. Well, now they have a new update that knocked out all of my prior issues. Worse, I cannot get them back. I have uninstalled, re-installed, logged out, re-logged in, and done all kinds of stuff, but the app keeps crashing, it shows issues as downloaded but when I click on them they aren’t there, it keeps losing my subscription - it is so bad that is almost unbelievable for a “classy” subscription.

This is just sad.

Poor design

No multitasking support. If I leave the app for a moment, when I return to it the whole app starts from the beginning. I not only lose my place in an article or post, I lose my place on the app and am forced to re-navigate to wherever I was reading in the app. This is abysmal and so frustrating I'm far far less likely to use the app than just go to the webpage. The design has been so poor from the beginning that I rarely use the app.

I understand the need for ads, but please stop putting large banners at the bottom of posts that advertise digital subscriptions for your magazine to your own *existing subscribers.*


This app may be a case study of bad UX. It’s literally unusable. Several clicks required to find the table of contents. Back issues can be found under the heading “In This Issue.” There’s no logical way to return to a previous, just-viewed screen. There are two different areas of “latest” stories with different content (as best I can tell). It’s like a website, but without a navigation to orient the reader … or like a magazine, but with no perceivable hierarchy or order … or something. I love reading the Atlantic, but it has become so confusing and frustrating, I can’t get myself to do it anymore. Please fire your UX team and start over.

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
  • Size: 43.6 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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