What's New

- Minor bug fixes & performance enhancements

App Description

The digital edition of the The Economist weekly magazine with audio,

Users on iOS 10.3 or above can explore an expanded version of this app, incorporating daily and weekly updates, along with a morning briefing by searching for ‘The Economist’.

Readers can access their essential global briefing on current affairs, business, finance, economics, science, technology and the arts from The Economist each week.

Download the free app to:

• Enjoy three free articles a week, including the cover leader

• Enjoy the content of the weekly newspaper in an easy-to-use format

• Save articles to read offline later

• Get alerts when the new issue is available along with notifications on cover stories, breaking news and analysis.

• Subscribe within the app and get full access to Economist.com and The Economist apps

• Share articles via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook

• The app presents a great digital native reading experience for readers allowing for font size changes, Night Mode and other convenient user friendly qualities.

In today’s changing world, the one thing that’s certain is uncertainty. Make sense of it all with The Economist.


• 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
  • June 13, 2019 New version 4.3.4
  • October 05, 2019 New version 4.3.5
  • November 18, 2019 New version 4.3.6
  • November 26, 2019 New version 4.3.8
  • December 10, 2019 New version 4.4.1

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