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NYTimes – Breaking National & World News

By The New York Times Company


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Get the news you need at a glance with The New York Times on Apple Watch.

Catch up quickly with one-sentence stories crafted specially for the small screen. 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.

Plus, enjoy all of our award-winning journalism with the NYTimes app for iPhone.

iPhone App Features:

• Breaking news alerts: Get notified of major developing stories, and tailor alerts to topics of interest
• Morning briefings: Start your day with a tip sheet compiled by Times journalists
• Save articles to read later on any of your devices
• Today widget: Top headlines are always just a swipe away
• Pick up where you left off on another device with Handoff
• International edition: Global news and coverage from dozens of bureaus around the world
• Exclusive videos and award-winning photography
• Customize your list of favorite sections and blogs

The NYTimes iPhone 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.

Subscribe now and your first week is free.*

Subscription Options:

• Unlimited access to this app + for $14.99 per month. Cancel anytime.

• All Digital Access (including the NYTimes apps for iPhone and iPad + for $34.99 per month. Cancel anytime.

• Times Premier (including All Digital Access) for $44.99 per month. Cancel anytime. Times Premier members also receive access to the Times Insider blog, TimesTalks videos, TBooks, special Times crosswords, complimentary access for family members and three gift subscriptions per year.

Your subscription will automatically renew each month, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.

Questions Concerns? Please contact us at or (800) 591-9233. We respond to every inquiry.

* Promotional offers for new subscribers only. Smartphone and tablet apps are not supported on all devices. + Smartphone Apps, + Tablet Apps and All Digital Access subscriptions do not include e-reader editions, Times Premier content, or The New York Times Crossword. Prices shown are in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply.

What's New in Version 5.1.2

Articles will load more smoothly now. We also fixed some crashes.

If you like our apps, please take a moment to rate us in the App Store. For bug reports or complaints, email We read and reply to every message.

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Customer Reviews

Needs better integration with daily emails

As a standalone app, this works well. After using it for about a year I've found that user experience could improve a lot with better integration with the daily headlines email that NYT sends at the start of each day. The daily email includes personalized sections like "recommended for you" and has curated categories like "editor's picks," and my favorite section, "quotation of the day." These personal elements in the email, that make me feel like I'm reading my perfect snapshot of the Times, is totally lost when using the app. In the app you just have a list of sections. Further, if you click on a link in the daily email, it opens in Safari instead of the NYT app, which results in a more crowded visual experience and practically nullifies the point of having the app in the first place. If NYT made it possible to see "your" headlines round-up in the app or made the email and smartphone app work together instead of apart, this would have gotten 5 stars. Currently, it just feels redundant.

Now with even more ads! Generally good paper, solid app, but the ads must go!


We subscribe, paying monthly, and we still have to deal with all these adverts!! You have to be kidding!

We're trying to support you all, but this is a slap in the face.

As others have pointed out, it's irritating and they take up too much room on the small screen. They are omnipresent--the banner ads are there even when reading a news article.



The problem has gotten worse. The stories themselves are now littered with ads; they are literally embedded inside the news articles; AND they have increased greatly in number!

What do I mean? As you scroll through a story, you are confronted with ad, after ad. And, they are large in size. Indeed, one often wonders whether the story has ended or continues below the "fold". This is just plain tawdry!

Those of us who subscribe should NOT have to face ads--and it's especially bad faith to have increased their number and their intrusive placement!

Shame on you, New York Times!

Other newspapers (e.g., The Guardian) do NOT hit you with ads... That's the way to go!

Downgraded my rating...


Too many alerts

Just as everything on cable news has a banner saying "Breaking News" for the most unimportant events, this app alerts you through notifications of seemingly random stories. For example, the app just now alerted me that a poll came out that most Americans think race relations are tense. Thanks NYT for buzzing my phone during a meeting for that. I could turn off alerts, but it's all or nothing.

Also Newstand is a deal breaker.

NYTimes – Breaking National & World News
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Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.1.2
  • Size: 25.4 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

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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