The Economist Classic US

The Economist Classic US

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-09-30
  • Current Version: 4.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.62 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 34,626 Ratings


The Economist weekly magazine, digital edition 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 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. SUBSCRIBING IN-APP • 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 for more information. • Full terms of use can be found at ALSO AVAILABLE ON IPAD 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.



  • The audio option is amazing

    By Alajdhahsjajsh
    I love this app, I had an outdated version that allowed me to read the stories and download entire issues but this audio option will be great for my morning commute. I cannot recommend this app highly enough.
  • Good but can get better

    By Lazydba
    I am an avid reader of The Economist newspaper. Love the app too. Few suggestions IMO would be helpful 1) Track whats been read in the weekly edition 2) Option to highlight text 3) Search across editions 4) Include dictionary for quick lookup
  • Best objective and factual reporting

    By EJ,
    One of the best magazines to fit this category.
  • Too biased on Trump

    By MillertimeSF
    Don’t be a hearder like a cow and follow the pack! Sure Trumps an idiot at times but he’s also brilliant! The Economist should dare to point out some of the amazing accomplishments and achievements he’s attained in less than 2 years!?
  • Great content but the app needs fixing

    By CC@ME
    I’ve been using the app and love the content and the audio is amazing. However, I have some complaints: - I absolutely despise the lag time to start app due to the upfront advertising. This is absurd! With a high subscription price, I really don’t want to see these ads. Please, stop it! - The áudio doesn’t restart from where you left off if you take a call or get off the app. This should be easily fixed! - Sometimes the audio will stop running in the background when the phone times out. This doesn’t happen all the time but frequently enough to annoy me. Please update the up to make these improvements. Thank you!
  • New Design

    By music calms me
    Is awfully weird and hard to read. Too much black around the content. I hope the next design updates the size of the pages.
  • The portable Economist

    By Steve in the Northwest US
    Having the Economist on my phone is really great. Now I can read the articles anywhere. The app works fairly well. You can have several issues loaded at once, which really helps me as I always seem to be behind in reading all the interesting material.
  • Aid, and a bet:

    By Flandryline
    Is there is a more bracing- humbler and humbling - current affairs authority? I call.
  • Howard Roark

    By NorrindRadd
    I enjoy this app most of the time because its content but not because its bugs. I use it to listen the audio edition but most of the time when a new issue is on I have to quit the app and go to the one I was listening. Then when I start to listen and lock the iPhone the app go silent and when unlock play the content again. Some times I have to re-start the phone. This has happened in all version of iPhone I have used.
  • Miserable Interface

    By John Stokes
    An add appears before you can read content. The add contains sophisticated features to defeat you from getting rid of it. After 15 minutes attempting to banish the add at the airport, it took me only 30 seconds to delete the app.