The Economist for iPhone
By The Economist
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The best way to read The Economist on your iPhone.
The app is free to download and includes free access to the Editor's picks – a weekly selection of articles from each week’s edition of The Economist.
Digital and print subscribers to The Economist receive unrestricted access to each week’s full print edition on iPad and iPhone.
•Each week’s issue available from 9pm London time on Thursday
•Download each issue to your device to read without an internet connection
•Switch easily between reading and listening with The Economist in audio
•Store and access back issues
•Purchase single issues using In App Purchase
•Subscribe from within the app and register your details with us for full access to The Economist on iPhone and iPad and The Economist online
•Subscribe quarterly (12 issues) for USD $39.99 or annually (51 issues) for USD $129.99 or buy a single issue for USD $6.99. If available you will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by iTunes.
•Payment will be charged to iTunes account at confirmation of purchase
•No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
•Subscriptions automatically renews 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, where it can be turned off if you wish
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ABOUT THE ECONOMIST
The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication, offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs, business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts.
ALSO AVAILABLE ON iPad
The Economist is also available on iPad, simply search in the App Store for “The Economist on iPad”.
What's New in Version 2.4.2
This update addresses an ongoing issue which caused the app to crash in certain scenarios for users on iPhone 4s when accessing the app with a cellular connection, introduced during the previous update.
Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you for reading The Economist on iPhone.
The Digital Editions Team
I guess I expect a lot from the app because my subscription to the Economist is not cheap. It does the bare minimum, I suppose. There are constant network errors. The app will load when the network is turned off (airplane mode) but if the radio is turned on and you happen to be in an elevator or otherwise have a spotty connection, the app won't even let you past the splash screen and then abruptly crashes, often while you are listening to the audio edition forcing you to find you place again, after you can get it to work. This is completely avoidable as all of the content has already been downloaded. And the audio functionality is awkward and very glitchy. The UI leaves much to be desired. And why does the app have to be in the newsstand? None of my other news outlets have their apps in there. It's a pain. Overall, a major disappointed from a newspaper that obviously understands the importance of digital media. And thank God the in-audio ads only lasted a couple of weeks.
The Economist Magazine
My only major concern I have is if I haven't finished reading a weekly issue after a certain amount of time it is no longer available to be read. If I've bought the issues, all issues should continue to be accessible. If you bought a hard copy, it's yours to keep, and so should be the case with the electronic version. Please tell me that it is possible for me to still view my old magazines whenever I want to and how to find them. Please get back to me on this.
Frustrated even more!!!
This app is so frustrating. Frequently it only downloads the audio partially and there seems to be no way to re-initiate the download.
Further, the app frequently loses place -- it restarts the story or goes back to stories I have already listened to.
I also hate, hate, HATE the long commercial interruptions for square space. In the print version one can just turn a page, but two full issues of the same lengthy commercial is such an annoyance that this sponsor is probably one I would NOT use on principal.
OS7 has been out long enough that resolving the audio issues is well overdue for a premium publication.
- Category: News
- Updated: Aug 19, 2013
- Version: 2.4.2
- Size: 4.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: The Economist Newspaper Group Inc.
- Copyright © The Economist Newspaper Limited 2013
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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