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The Washington Post Classic for iPhone

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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.
• APPLE WATCH: Along with breaking news alerts and notifications, enjoy one story per day curated and displayed through images on the Watch. We call it Big Story, Small Screen, and we hope you love it.
• 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 offline reading.

• 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 2.17.0

For this release, we're focusing on Alerts.
- Now, you can subscribe to Topics, for up-to-the-minute breaking news on subjects you care about.
- See all your subscribed and breaking news alerts in the Inbox. (Tap on the Bell)

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Customer Reviews

Good iPhone and iPad apps but...

The Washington Post is one of the country's most important newspapers.

The app that delivers it to the iPhone is good, getting better, but still needs improvement. The app for the iPad has some terrific features useful in the larger display. Both provide access to more photographs and videos, which are a big plus. The Post has some of the country's foremost photographers.

Improvements to the Iphone table of contents, viewed with a swipe to the right, does contain special sections that appear during the week like magazine, health and science, food, and a few others. But they are hidden under National. "Special sections" might be better. Contents could use a section called "breaking news." I like getting news notifications but the full story sometimes gets lost when I look for it.

Furthermore, the search feature (atop contents page) is clumsy, and at times misses an article I see in the printed paper when searched by subject or author. This mystifies me. I miss the "most popular" section used by other papers. This allows the reader a chance to pick up stories outside their usual reading habits or a second chance for viewing articles the might otherwise missed.

The iPad addition allows you to see an image of the printed paper, page by page. When you click on an article, it will take you to the digital version, where more photographs and videos are often found. This is a nice feature.

Reliable source, diverse opinions

The WaPo is one of four newspapers I read daily - along with the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and the (British) Guardian. I particularly like the background articles the WaPo always provides. The WaPo provides reporting depth and compelling editorials; as well as op-ed commentary from left to right. If I wasn't such a news junkie, it would probably suffice as one-stop shopping. Their news compilations, particularly "The Daily 202" are essential reading. My greatest hope is that the four papers I've mentioned will outlast the challenges to their industry.

Great, readable and fast

One of the best news apps out there. It works quickly and closely mirrors the website, which is what you want you want out of a news app I think.

The only thing I think it lacks is easy management/view of comments. Otherwise it's great. Keeps improving.

The Washington Post Classic for iPhone
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Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 2.17.0
  • Size: 39.5 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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