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The Washington Post Classic

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Stay informed with award-winning national and international news, PLUS complete local news coverage of the D.C. metro area. Scan top headlines for must-read stories. Get fresh perspectives on the world from Post bloggers. Save articles for offline reading in MyPost.

• TOP HEADLINES: Quickly browse the always updating feed of today’s news and read each story in full.
• D.C. METRO NEWS: Learn what’s going on in the nation’s capitol with stories about D.C. and the surrounding metro area.
• LIVE: Follow along with our live blog coverage for up-to-the-minute updates on breakng news and events, and watch live events as they happen.
• BLOGS: Find out what The Post’s most insightful bloggers have to say about everything from politics to sports to pop culture.
• OFFLINE READING: Save your favorite and must-read articles to “My Post” for easy access anytime.

• OPTIONS: Download the app for free and enjoy a limited number of free stories each month. Get unlimited access for just $14.99/month (first month FREE).
• EXTRAS: Your subscription to The Washington Post comes with complimentary web access, as well as access to the Washington Post Classic iPad app and The All-New Washington Post App, available on iPhone and iPad.
• PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase.
• AUTO-RENEWAL: Your subscription will auto-renew for $14.99 each month unless you cancel 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. The auto-renewal can be turned off at any time in the Account Settings section of the App Store. Please note, you will be unable to cancel your current subscription during an active subscription period.


What's New in Version 3.4.0

The biggest feature of this release is a new design for reading in low light. When enabled, the colors invert to a pleasing dark grey hue with white text, which makes for less eye strain and less ambient light. To enable it, hit the Settings gear and switch to Dark Mode. You can also enable it to switch automatically, which turns it on when your system brightness goes below 25% and turns it off when your system brightness returns to normal levels.

Join us on January 20th for full coverage of the next President's swearing-in ceremony. We'll be reporting all day and providing live video and running analysis, so we look forward to seeing you there!

We improved the smoothness of automatic logins from our other apps, made section fronts load faster and look better with automatic text wrapping, and fixed a nice pile of bugs along the way.

We hope you enjoy dark mode as much as we enjoyed making it. If you have any questions or comments, let us know at


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Customer Reviews

Highly recommend

Very close in presentation/layout to website, but you can't get sidetracked by thinking there might be something intelligible in the reader comments. Same news as in print edition, but available hours earlier. If you really want the print edition layout, that's also available. However, many articles contain references to graphics, which don't appear anywhere-my only complaint.

Some of the good stuff

It is difficult nowadays to find information without being subjected to someone's persuasive objectives. The Washington Post is relatively free of that yellowing of most news outlets and the app is a convenient way to access their stories.

Very good app

Very nicely done. I refresh the sections first thing in the morning and can read articles without internet on the subway. Really like that feature.

The Washington Post Classic
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Category: News
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  • Version: 3.4.0
  • Size: 90.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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