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Intelligent Life

By The Economist

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The Intelligent Life iPad app is free to download and includes every piece from each issue of Intelligent Life, the award-winning magazine published by The Economist, covering life, culture, style and places. It publishes original features, memoirs, profiles and other articles by contributors including Economist staff, leading journalists from elsewhere, well-known authors such as Julian Barnes, Douglas Coupland, Carlos Fuentes and Margaret Drabble, and prominent photographers such as Tim Flach and Sebastião Salgado.

What's New in Version 2.0

The new app from Intelligent Life, compatible with all iOS devices, is now available. Issues downloaded using the old app are not currently available, but we will be publishing back issues from 2015 over the next few weeks. Every piece from the magazine is also available on our website,

This is the new app from Intelligent Life, replacing our apps for iPad and iPhone. It is compatible with all iOS devices.


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Customer Reviews


I am really disappointed that I cannot retrieve the older issues and re-read them as I used to enjoy. If I knew that updating will delete older issues I wouldn't have updated. Please fix this issue as I am sure any follower of this publication will tell you.


Had I understood the upgrade would effectively empty my IL library of cached issues, I NEVER would have done it. The "More Intelligent Life" website is even less helpful in allowing access to past issues. Please fix both resources.

A mistake to update

Updating wipes out your saved articles and prior issues. Why don't they warn us this is going to happen?

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  • Category: Lifestyle
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  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 6.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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