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Smithsonian Magazine

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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.

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What's New in Version 1.0.77

Version 1.0.77:

* fixes a notification bug that surfaced under edge cases with iOS8
* fixes a UI bug on the storefront

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Customer Reviews

What an awful surprise

I just subscribed to the print version of Smithsonian. When the first issue arrived I picked up my iPad to download the app and then was surprised to find that I could not view the digital edition without paying an additional fee. I'd like to meet the bureaucratic clown who made this decision and drag him or her screaming into the 21st century. I subscribe to many magazines including New Yorker, Business Week, Forbes, and Fortune. More often than not I glance at the expensive magazine and then download it to my iPad. It's more convenient, offers more features, and most importantly, it permits me to size the type that is more readable for my 75 year old eyes. I never pay an extra cent for this feature. Needless to say I will be a short term subscriber to Smithsonian. Ironically I've never paid a cent for admission to the many fine Smithsonian sites in the capital. Strange that it should suddenly get so greedy for this new technology.

A sheer disgraceful trick! 😡👎🏽

Smithsonian Magazine devolves and turns to greed! This last update was not a mistake or an error in programming - it was intentional. It was a trick to remove us as digital subscribers, remove our current digital copies and force us to pay, pay, pay again! We can't even get the issues back that we paid for already!! Per Smithsonian Customer Support, "as of Oct. 1st print subscribers are No Longer Allowed a digital version without paying a separate - and extra price!!" Even though we paid, in advance, for digital included with our subscriptions!!
As subscribers we are no longer allowed to get our digital versions, We now have to PAY AGAIN for the same magazine WE ALREADY SUBSCRIBE TO???? So what is the point of using this rip off app?
I have been subscribing to Smithsonian Magazine for years and this is an insult..... Change it back!

Don't bother to download if you have a print subscription

One of the things I liked about the Smithsonian app prior to this update was that print subscribers received the electronic edition as well. It was one of the reasons we continued to get the magazine. With this update they removed the e-edition from the subscription without prior notification to current subscribers. I have 18 months left on my subscription and I just got ripped off. If they had done this at the end of the subscription I would not feel this way.

I called the magazine and was told that I was out of luck. Since I was induced to renew with the promise of e-edition access, I canceled my subscription and urge anyone else who is upset by this to do the same. I'm no lawyer - but wouldn't this be fraud in the inducement if you relied on this access when you paid for the subscription?

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