The Economist Classic US

The Economist Classic US

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-09-30
  • Current Version: 4.2.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.04 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 30,114 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 • 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 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.



  • Flawed ap supporting great product

    By Chiarulli
    The content is the thing. I always read every word of the economist anyway, but now it is read to me while I walk to work or do the dishes. And i now get the magazine on Thursday instead of Saturday in the mail, plus no delay when traveling. A Recent update has introduced errors in the playlist where articles either do not appear or are hidden. This makes it difficult to keep track of progress. As a feature, I do wish it remembered where I was seamlessly between reading on the iPhone and listening on the iPhone. I also have caught myself using the British pronunciation of certain words (which sounds odd where I live). All in though, I spend 10 times more time using this ap then any other save email.
  • Worth every penny

    By ShooterF16
    In depth analysis with a broad overview; a rarity in any times
  • I love the Economist

    By NicolNi
    I have been an avid reader of the Economist for the past 5 years. It highlights political events that are important to citizens. It keeps you aware of your political environment. I enjoy reading the U.S. section, Middle East, Business and Finance.
  • Great, when it works..

    I listen to the Economist and was delighted to see the audio edition integrated into the app. However, the audio player is extremely buggy and unreliable. Often you cannot resume from a paused article, and sometimes even started playing is impossible causing the app to crash. Additionally the speed reading option is pretty bad. The minimum speed improvement is 1.5 times which is just simply too fast. Would be a four or five star app is the audio worked
  • The best news magazine in the world

    By Johnjohnjojhh
    I have read The Economist for many years. Coverage of the world, including the US, is always insightful. Business, economic and science coverage is also first rate.
  • Great app, one small thing

    By Tin2019
    The app is great, and I enjoy it a lot. There’s one small thing that could be improved. When using audio reading feature in parallel with google or Apple maps the reading keeps going on low volume even when navigation instructions are on. This is different on audible for example where reading stops while instructions are spoken.
  • Audio is so buggy and tech support is not supporting.

    By witty_kitty
    I tried to email Economist tech support but all I got back is “sorry we don’t recognize your membership.” You don’t need to recognize my membership. Please just recognize that the iPhone app is buggy af. I spend a lot of time in the car. I used to listen to the Economist. Now I just spend all my time trying to get your app to just work without freezing. Fix your tech, please—without making me cough up my effing membership number because your database seems to be out of whack too.
  • Audio economist is the best!

    By mattkelly9
    While talking my morning walk it provides the perfect pace of news and information.
  • Don't update!

    By Mmpietro
    The Economist gets 5 stars. But this app is buggy. In the latest update in the audio player playlist, text is superimposed on other text making it illegible. Once you go from "track list" to "playlist " you're there for good. No way to go back. This was not ready for release. I know you guys can do better. Update: there have now been at least two software updates without fixing or acknowledging this problem. What gives? Ok the latest versions of Economist and IOS are compatible. Back to 5 stars!
  • Solid compliment to the magazine

    By Elealiu
    Long-term reader of the Economist, I recently made the switch to this app format from the Kindle edition. The audio edition on the app is an amazing addition. For a long time I skimmed multiple sections due to not having the time necessary to devote to a full sit down read. Now, I listen to those sections during my daily commute and can take in the entire magazine. My only gripe would be that the audio edition consistently crashes if I use Google Maps, my main GPS. This resolves if I use Apple Maps instead but I would prefer to use Google’s.