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Rolling Stone is available digitally on the iPad and optimized for the iPhone.

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What's New

Version 17.2

Bug Fixes:
For those readers experiencing problems when trying to read issues: pages won’t render.
Please download this new version that fixes this known issue.

New Features:
Added stability for apps crashing after iOS 12 Update

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
130 Ratings
130 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Rolling Stone's highly anticipated arrival on iPad gives rock star treatment to the magazine's enduring legacy. Whether you're into arts and entertainment news or critical journalism, Rolling Stone remains on the pulse of American pop culture more than four decades after its debut.


Why can't you give zero stars to an app?

I've been a loyal reader for years, and as much as it pains me to delete this app, I must because I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO READ CONTENT THROUGH IT FOR OVER A YEAR. Have you tried to contact the app developer? Don't bother. The form doesn't work. The link to "Click here to see answers to the most frequently asked questions" doesn't work. So I'm going to email bomb every email address at Rolling Stone that I can to try and get them to get a decent app developer to provide a good app for their publication, because Werner Media, whoever they are, ain't it.

The worst part is that Wenner Media is the owner/publisher of Rolling Stone, They clearly don't have the resources in-house to write a good app and provide proper support for it. I wish RS would look to the app writers for Wired or The Atlantic for a model that supports paid subscribers and allows free limited browsing for casuals.


Print Edition Exceeds It’s Former Glory, iOS Edition Still Disaapoints

This summer I was close to giving up on Rolling Stone after 30 years as a subscriber. Then, with the arrival of the June edition they won me back. Now that the print edition has been upgraded, how about doing the same for the iOS edition? The recurring issue that has been annoying subscribers who wants to enjoy RS on their iPads remain: I just renewed my subscription for another 2 years, yet I am once again faced with the inability to download the latest issue. Yes I know, if I play around with the “restore purchases” setting long enough it will eventually work. Come on, Rolling Stone, either get off the digital platform or provide us with a stable iOS edition.


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Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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