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Subscribe and stay on the cutting edge of the most important political and cultural conversations with The New Republic for iPad. All current magazine subscribers receive unrestricted access to each issue’s full iPad edition.

Features of this app:

• Design and experience optimized for iOS 8
• Simple, easy to use interface
• Download issues to your iPad to read without an internet connection
• Store and access back issues

About The New Republic for iPad:

The New Republic for iPad brings to life the deeply-informative articles and enthralling photography of the print edition, as well as its peerless commentary and insight about domestic and international politics, national security, healthcare, science, society and more. Plus, experience exclusive videos, interactive features, bonus photography, and other iPad-only features.

Founded in 1914, The New Republic has counted Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, John Maynard Keynes, and W.E.B. Du Bois among its contributors. Notable recent work includes an exclusive interview with President Obama by Franklin Foer and Chris Hughes; an investigation into the miserable state of American day care by Jonathan Cohn; an award-winning first-person essay by Walter Kirn on growing up Mormon in America; the rise of a meaner and better-funded gun reform movement by Alec MacGillis; the potentially lethal effect loneliness can have on a person by Judith Shulevitz; and frequent contributions by Michael Kinsley, John B. Judis, Noam Scheiber, Julia Ioffe, and many others.

The New Republic was a finalist for the 2013 National Magazine Award for Literary, Political and Professional Magazines.

Download our free app today, then select the issue or subscription you’d like to purchase. Current magazine subscribers can simply log in with their New Republic accounts.

Subscriptions available:
Subscribe on an annual basis (12 issues) for only $34.99 per year
Subscribe on a monthly basis for only $2.99 per month
Purchase an individual issue for $4.99

The New Republic publishes double issues. A double issue counts as two of twelve in an annual subscription.

Note: Versions 2.3+ of our app are not compatible with iPad 1 and other iOS 5 devices. Your device will remain compatible with version 2.2 of the app.

What’s New

Version 2.4.1

• Remove storefront tab; give readers with an easier way to download and read their magazine issues
• Remove Tap-To-Preview images for magazine issues
• Bug fixes for entitlement and account sign-in errors
• Remove other excess and unused features

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Cycledoc22 ,

Unintuitive, confusing

Very glitzy, lots of confusing choices, links to old outdated articles. Have to search for the current magazine. Too cute for it's own good. Makes a chore out of simply reading the magazine.

Adding insult to injury the new "improved" version won't load the magazine. Can't sign in. Customer service says they are having problems, but no acknowledgement on their website.

The new design may be nice but the app and website are broken. As another review put it, HELP!!!!!

Feb 2 update: can sign into website but not iPad app. Who designed this mess?

Feb 9 update. New version still can't sign in with this bug ridden app!!!

Feb 16 finally working if you use email address instead of user name on sign in.

Getting used to app. Would be better for us seniors if you could enlarge the font-- hopefully will change in next iteration.

Amazed that a so-called program guru (Hughes) would allow such a poorly designed app to be released.

March 18: Not bad. Smallish unadjustable print. Hard for my elderly eyes. If no change I won't renew. Similar to The New Yorker app--but less readable, for me.

Old review from a few years ago. Unfortunately little change still very small fonts almost unreadable.....glad there is a New Republic but wish they'd do something with this app

escarcha21 ,

Good magazine, terrible app

I love TNR's content, but the app stinks. The app's biggest problem is that it doesn't allow me to download the newest issue until months after the paper magazine hits my mailbox. I have tried refreshing the app and restoring my purchases to no avail. The app still only shows the July issue as the most recent.

For a magazine that supposedly let the majority of its staff walk out because it was going to focus on digital content, this app's failure should be a complete embarrassment.

On the positive side, the issues I am able to see work great. The digital magazine is laid out well and functions smoothly. In the future TNR should work to incorporate more interactive features to enrich the user experience. At this point, however, I'd just like them to fix the app's most basic functions.

Experimentalist ,

At last--it's working!

Updated, December 2016: For the last several months the app has been updating content in a timely, reliable way. So: up from my previous 1 star because the app is functional, and I am cautiously optimistic that it will remain functional. But no more than 3 stars because, well, I'm still cautious, and because being functional is a low bar.


Updated, January 2016: Still no joy about downloading new content. Does anyone connected with TNR care? BTW, my subscription ends in a few months, and I won't renew if this app is still broken.


The latest: new content (new issue of magazine) won't download, even a couple of weeks after I received the print version, even when I sign out of the app and sign back in.

This app has been a mess for years. New management: now that you have broken stuff, how about fixing some stuff--starting with this app?


The New Republic
23.7 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The New Republic, 2016
In-App Purchases
  1. The New Republic for iPad $2.99
  2. The New Republic for iPad $34.99
  3. TNR for iPad (Current Subscribers) $2.99


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