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The Economist for iPad

By The Economist

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•Our award winning app is free to download.
•Free Editor’s picks. Registered readers can read or listen to a selection of must-read articles chosen each week by John Micklethwait.
•Subscribers enjoy full access to each week’s issue.
Our award winning app allows registered readers to read a selection of free content each week, while subscribers with digital access can enjoy the full issue every Thursday from 4pm EST/ 9pm GMT.
The Economist app now appears on your device in Newsstand. Please note that you will not find The Economist app on your device home screen.
When you allow Push Notifications from The Economist app for iPad, each new issue will be downloaded to your device automatically.
Certain users may experience functionality issues with the app. Please be advised that deleting and reinstalling the app whilst connected to a strong internet connection will resolve this issue.
If functionality of the app is not restored following these instructions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our customer service desk at
-Read or listen to each week’s full issue from Thursday 4pm EST/ 9pm GMT.
-Pre-download The Economist and enjoy offline reading anytime, anywhere.
-Seamlessly move between our reader and audio features.
-Store and access back issues.
-If you are a registered reader, you may purchase single issues using In App Purchase.
-Subscribe within the app and get full access to and The Economist apps.
-Subscribe quarterly (12 issues) for GBP £39.99 or annually (51 issues) for GBP £159.99 or buy a single issue for GBP £4.99. If available, you will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by iTunes.
-Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
-No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period –
-Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
-Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the price of the original subscription.
-You can manage auto-renew of your subscription in your iTunes account settings.
-The app may offer a subscription with a free trial period. At the end of the trial period, full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter.
-You may cancel a subscription during its free trial period via the subscription setting through your iTunes account. This must be done 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged. Please visit for more information.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of your subscription via your Account Settings. However, you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period
-Full terms of use can be found at

The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication offering independent and clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs; business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts.
The Economist is also available on iPhone. Simply search for The Economist in the App Store for iPhone.

What's New in Version 2.12.0

Dear Reader,

This update fixes automatic downloading of new issues of The Economist when they become available.

New issues will be delivered 2am local time. To ensure they are please make sure push notifications are enabled. Please see our help section in the app for how to do this if you are unclear.

For the best possible outcome please make sure your iPad is connected to wifi and charging.

The update also has performance and stability updates.

Thank you for reading The Economist on iPad.

The Digital Editions Team

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Customer Reviews

Does not work at all - DO NOT INSTALL!

Updated this morning. Doesn't work at all. Brings up the last story I was reading, and freezes there. Does not respond to any action. If I click the home button, economist app drops out, and then immediately comes back up.

Do not install this update.

Never update ! Update makes it worse!

The programmers behind economists are very stupid that this app is the most frustrating and problem-some app! Why the honorable news organization hires such stupid programmers behind this app? It's a shame!

Tsk, tsk....Update not working

Your update is malfunctioning. The issue I downloaded last week successfully and have been reading will now not open, but crashes after the update download. HELP!

The Economist for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Apr 07, 2014
  • Version: 2.12.0
  • Size: 9.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: The Economist Newspaper Group Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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