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Smithsonian Magazine

By Smithsonian Institution

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Enjoy an iOS Newsstand compatible issue of Smithsonian magazine on your iPad- includes every story, department, photo and more. Download the FREE Smithsonian magazine app including a FREE sample now! Subscriptions and single copies are available for purchase within the app.

Smithsonian Magazine brings history, science, nature, culture and travel to you:

* Explore history and archaeology from the Sphinx to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.
* Catch up on the latest science from wildlife to evolution and the solar system.
* Travel to the best places from Petra to Prague. Stop at art museums and cultural treasures along the way!

- Single issue, $3.99 (one time purchase, not ongoing)

- One month for $1.99, automatically renewed until canceled
- One year for $19.99, automatically renewed until canceled

Smithsonian Magazine is published 11 issues a year. Payment for any issue or subscription will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.

Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and the cost of the renewal will be provided (yearly subscriptions will renew for another year and monthly subscriptions will renew for another month). Your subscription may be managed through your Account Settings after purchase. Auto-renewal may be turned off in Account Settings. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Visit and for more information.

The Smithsonian Institution has inspired generations through knowledge and discovery since 1846. It's the world's largest complex of museums and research facilities, and it focuses on four core areas: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, World Cultures and the American Experience.

For Customer Service, please call 800-642-4037.

What's New in Version 32.4.2

* Critical Bug Fix: Issues were not downloading completely on slower connections
* Critical Bug Fix: App would crash if there were a large number of issues available for purchase.

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Customer Reviews

Complete failure

Update 2: I'm putting this back down to one star. Clearly they have no plans to fix this useless app. It's still clunky, full of useless pages, will sign me out in the middle of an excruciatingly long download making me sign back in and start the download from the beginning, and unless my iPad is plugged in it will DRAIN while the issues are downloading, as the app MUST be open. Worst magazine app ever.

Update: I can finally download issues, but I have to keep the app open the entire time, and it takes up to 45 minutes even though the file size isn't that big. When you click Download, you still get taken to a page for ads for some reason, and then have to click Download All. It's by far the clunkiest magazine app I've used.

Original review: All of a sudden I cannot download issues. The blue progress bar will get about halfway, then pause, and when I click to download again it goes back to the beginning, it doesn't pick up the download from where it left off. So, I can't get any issues. I've tried logging out and back in, deleted and reinstalled the app. Nothing has worked, and there's no option within the app to send comments to the developers. It's a great magazine, but this app is useless.

Issue did download but took multiple tries

Downloading Smithsonian issues has been problematic for quite a few months here. I subscribe to 4 magazines online so I do have experience with this. I use an up-to-date iPad mini however I live in rural WV and our "high speed DSL" does run very slightly faster than dialup. I have been trying to download this new issue since it arrived and finally this morning it did download. Before it just sat there and stared at me with the ads screen and waiting message and no indicator it was doing anything. The indicator is important to those of us on sloooowww speed connections, we don't leave it open forever if we can't see it's working. Just an FYI to Smithsonian, one of my other magazine subscriptions downloads automatically, overnight apparently, and is there without all this hassle when the new issue arrives. Smithsonian is a great magazine and worth the hassle to get it loaded, but I'm sure all of your e-subscribers would appreciate it if you can get these problems fixed.

Works fine for me...

I have iPod 2 with latest iOS. I just downloaded Smithsonian Magazine app. Open in newsstand and open Smithsonian. Click on download. It opens new screen that shows icon and says "ADS" click on it and it downloads magazine. Open magazine and it navigates same as other magazines I have in Newsstand. No problem. Not sure what tablet others are using or why they are having problems. The label of ADS is u fortunate on Smithsonian's part...

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  • Category: Entertainment
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  • Version: 32.4.2
  • Size: 12.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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