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The Washington Post Classic for iPad

By The Washington Post

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Enjoy every story, feature and insight from The Washington Post with our classic app for iPad.

Stay informed with award-winning national and international news, PLUS complete local news coverage of the D.C. metro area. Enjoy a digital replica of each day’s print edition, down to every photo and special insert. Get fresh perspectives on the world from Post bloggers. Read stories wherever you are with convenient offline reading. This app brings you everything daily Washington Post readers enjoy—along with extra benefits for added mobile convenience.

▪ D.C. METRO NEWS: Learn what’s going on in the nation’s capital with stories about D.C. and the surrounding metro area.
▪ PRINT EDITION: Flip through The Washington Post right on your iPad with our digital replica of each day’s print newspaper.
▪ TOP HEADLINES: Quickly browse the day’s top headlines and read the full story—with just a tap of the finger.
▪ LIVE: Keep up with breaking events with liveblog updates, and watch the news happen with Live Video.
▪ 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 must-read articles to “My Post” for offline reading when it’s convenient for you.

▪ 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 All-New Washington Post App on all your smartphones and tablets.
▪ 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.

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What's New in Version 3.12.0

* Updates for iOS 10
* Other minor bug and crash fixes.

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Customer Reviews

Great app, but could be better

I love the format of the app, and the fact that I can get the digital and print version and swap between them. The app loads quickly enough depending on the bandwith of the wifi I am on but there is an inconsistency. Sometimes it is already downloaded when I log on in the morning, other times I have to download it myself which is why I gave it only four stars. The ads are okay as I know that's what keeps the cost down, but sometimes it is annoying. Keep up the good work. Today, I couldn't get the latest edition and it is beyond 6:30 am. If there is an issue, there should be some message explaining the problem for the delay. I am away from my home and was looking forward to today's Washington Post.

Convenient but flawed

This app is great when traveling and is convenient for quick hits, but it has several flaws.

First, the news content is preselected and more limited than the website and the print paper. And some popular articles carry over for several days displacing fresher news. So for example, a redskins story the has been on the app for several days might remain instead of including an article about a less popular sport, like soccer, that appears in that day's print edition. This is extremely irritating. It's not clear what the point of the app is if I still have to open a browser and go to the post website to find the content I want. And the content selection and limitation is patronizing. We don't need another USA today.

Second, unlike the website, you can't read or post comments. Again, what's the point of an app that is more limited in function than the browser version.

Finally, bulleted points in articles don't show up on the app. So again, inferior to the browser version.

I will continue to use the app for now in hopes these flaws are fixed. The idea is right, but the execution so far is not.

A Very Long Time Subscriber Hates App and The Post

I have subscribed to the 'hard copy' Post for nearly 50 years and the 'soft copy' Post for nearly as long as it has been available. Both have unfortunately become nearly unreadable. My iPad freezes or the App will not load several times each day. Response times are slow. The on-line content is often very old and randomly updated, it seems. The absolute worst thing, though, is the Journalism. No matter if on-line or with the paper in my hand, I have begun to feel I am reading a tabloid in the grocery store check-out line. Any news is buried and the juicy, rehashed, click-bate headlines are right up front. I did expect the Journalism to suffer under Bezos, but it is surprising how poor the technology implementation has been. Consider People Magazine instead, as you know pretty much what you are getting with it.

The Washington Post Classic for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 3.12.0
  • Size: 75.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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