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NYTimes – Breaking Politics, National & World News

By The New York Times Company

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Stay up to date wherever you go. Enjoy award-winning journalism with the NYTimes app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.


• News alerts: Get notified of major developing stories, and tailor alerts to topics of interest
• Multitasking: on an iPad? Get caught up on the day’s headlines while also working in other apps
• Morning & evening briefings: Start and end your day with a tip sheet compiled by Times journalists
• The Daily 360: Watch a new 360 video every day from Times reporters around the world
• Podcasts: Listen to audio series including The Daily and Modern Love
• Save articles to read later on any of your devices
• Customize your list of favorite sections and blogs
• Exclusive videos and award-winning photography

Apple Watch Features:

• Catch up quickly by reading today's headlines.
• Receive alerts when big news breaks.
• Use Handoff to continue reading on your iPhone, or touch Save for Later to build a personal reading list.

The NYTimes app is free to download, and all users can access up to 10 free articles per month, from any section. Subscribers get full access to over 25 sections, plus unlimited access to, with a Times Digital Subscription.

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What's New in Version 6.0.1

- Small performance enhancements and bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

New update is killing the experience

Articles are loading piecemeal, and not nearly as fast as I read them, so it's taking a lot longer to read. Not one of the 15 or so articles I read today loaded all the way to the bottom without me returning to the top-level section and selecting the story again to reload. This is unfair to the great journalists and writers in the NYTimes since it's already their challenge to keep you reading to the end - no need to make it harder. If I leave the phone for a bit to load, chances are the app will reset me to the homepage. And of course Recently Viewed is gone so good luck finding the story again if it was deeper down than Top Stories. (I note the ads don't seem to have trouble loading?)
I also echo the battery complaints. Phone does get warm and the app now scores about 35-40% of my daily battery usage. Sure I read it a lot but that's not the only thing I read on my phone. I am suddenly unable to get through the day on a single charge, unless I don't use the app.
I really like reading the NYTimes on my phone and I hope the experience is improved. It is becoming tedious and I'm becoming impatient with receiving my news this way. I'm likely to turn to another app without improvements.

Newest update causing phone to rapidly heat up

My phone (7+ fully updated) gets hot rapidly whenever I have this app open. If I open an article in a browser instead and kill the app, the phone heating goes away fairly quickly. I'm not watching video inside the app when this happens and I'm not streaming music or downloading any apps or uploading any data in the background. I can kill all other apps but this one and it still happens and it's just with the most recent update. This rapid phone heating isn't happening with any other app that I use.

Otherwise I use this app every day. I wish it wouldn't reload anytime I switch to a different app, even if it's just for a few seconds, I lose where I'm at reading an article or scrolling through sections. This drives me crazy, partly because I'm using this app frequently.

Looks like the iPad-only app has been discontinued

Revisions to my initial review:

As others reported, the app crashes a lot.

Also, off-line caching of articles is now unreliable. If you take the app on a plane and run it in airplane mode, it's not certain that you'll be able to read any given article.

The saved article list does not reliably sync between devices, or with the website.

Worst of all, the new app is now a battery hog. My 9.7" iPad Pro runs hot when I use the app, and the battery drains quickly.

This is unfortunate. Hopefully these problems will be corrected quickly.

Original review:

It looks like the iPad-only app has been discontinued, although it would be good if the NYT gave users of the old app guidance on this.

In any case, as a longtime user of the iPad app, I'm encouraged by the improvements here. Videos seem to render where they didn't in the old app. Also, displayed articles seem to respect their graphic layouts in a way that the old iPad app didn't.

One problem: My complete saved articles list didn't transfer -- the oldest articles were left out.

My main concern is the completeness of coverage. I had the impression that the old iPhone app left out a lot of articles. The latest app doesn't seem to have this problem, though.

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