What's New

This update fixes a critical bug where audio would not play when the app was in the background.
Apologies for the inconvenience that this has caused.

App Description

• Our app is free to download
• Read or listen to a selection of must-read articles chosen each week by Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist
• Subscribers enjoy full access to each week’s issues and analysis

A smart guide to the forces that shape the future, readers access an essential global briefing on business, finance, economics, science, current affairs, technology and the arts from The Economist each week.

• Read or listen to each week’s full issue from Thursday 4pm EST/ 9pm GMT. Read or listen to each week’s full issue every Thursday, before it hits newsstands.
• Pre-download The Economist and enjoy offline reading anytime, anywhere.
• Seamlessly move between our reader and audio features.
• Store and access back issues.
• If you are a registered reader, you may purchase single issues using in-app purchase.
• Subscribe within the app and get full access to Economist.com and The Economist apps.

• Purchase a quarterly subscription to the full edition of The Economist for USD $45.99 or an annual subscription for USD $189.99.
• Subscribe annually, quarterly or buy a single issue. You will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by iTunes.
• Payment is charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase.
• Annual and quarterly subscriptions automatically renew. You can manage auto-renew of your subscription from your iTunes account settings at any time, but must be turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period to avoid being charged again.
• The app may offer a free trial. At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Cancellations must occur 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged. Visit http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098 for more information.
• Full terms of use can be found at http://www.economist.com/legal/terms-of-use.

Simply search for The Economist in the App Store to download the app for free.

Please note that this app requires iOS 8.0 and above. We recommend you update to the latest version of iOS to receive the best possible experience.

iPhone Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • October 14, 2011 New version 2.0.1
  • September 07, 2012 New version 2.1.2
  • October 03, 2012 New version 2.1.4
  • December 18, 2012 New version 2.2
  • May 15, 2013 New version 2.3
  • May 28, 2013 New version 2.4
  • June 06, 2013 New version 2.4.1
  • August 20, 2013 New version 2.4.2
  • October 17, 2014 New version 3.0.1
  • November 14, 2014 New version 3.0.2
  • January 27, 2015 New version 3.0.4
  • January 30, 2015 New version 3.0.5
  • March 28, 2015 New version 3.1.0
  • April 27, 2015 New version 3.1.1
  • June 05, 2015 New version 3.1.3
  • August 03, 2015 New version 3.1.6
  • August 20, 2015 New version 3.1.7
  • September 21, 2015 New version 3.2.0
  • October 18, 2015 New version 3.2.1
  • November 17, 2015 New version 3.2.2
  • December 21, 2015 New version 3.2.4
  • February 24, 2016 New version 3.2.5
  • July 05, 2016 New version 3.2.8
  • November 07, 2016 New version 3.2.10

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