The Economist Classic (US)

The Economist Classic (US)

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-10-03
  • 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 27,868 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.



  • Disappointing

    By PND2
    For months now at least one article in every issue can not be read. As soon as you try to scroll down to read more text in the article the screen goes blank. Redownloading the entire issue doesn’t fix the problem.
  • Political Bias

    By Milton Hayek
    While I enjoy your Business and Finance sections, I am uninspired by your clearly biased political agenda and obvious misrepresentation of the President and his party. You claim to be a “classical liberal” publication, yet you side with the anti-liberal Democrat party. I request that you cover both sides fairly, rather than publish consistent misrepresentations for your desire to derail the Republican President and his classical liberal (with the exception of tariffs) agenda.
  • Great magazine

    By spininaustin
    In every respect, this magazine impressed me. Glad to see it so easily accessible on all devices.
  • Font too big

    By Simbp
    Can you please have a much smaller font option? Even set to the minimum size it makes me feel that I am 70 already :). I loved when I could read the paper format.
  • Fine

    By kh1947
    The audio can get stuck at times but, on the whole, the app works well. Of course, you need a subscription.
  • Mag is a 5, App is a 3

    By Wheresthesalt
    Slow response times, ad trickery are annoying
  • The Economist is the finest news weekly

    By Bob.PDX
    The Economist is the finest western news weekly, period. When the largest US business news daily changed ownership, and the new owner spoke enthusiastically about "monetizing customers multiple times through each access method", I decided to do a a thorough review of my (paid) news expenditures. I let my WSJ subscription expire, and went with The Economist, The FT, and the NYT. I am extremely satisfied with this decision.
  • In-depth, insightful, and funny

    By SimonMarc
    This magazine is one of the most informative and informed news sources around. Its reporting is data driven, in that it tries to draw conclusions from facts and numbers. Of course, it is not unbiased: socially it is pretty liberal in the American sense of the word, and economically, it believes that the forces of economics hold true. It holds to Western values. It never talks down to you, and makes it clear what is going on to nonspecialists and non-economists. I also appreciate its humour. The magazine is not above punning, even in the titles of its articles.
  • Can’t Magnify Images

    By Trksak
    I used to be able to magnify images by just clicking on them. That functionality has been lost in recent updates. Please fix it. 9/14/18 update: Still the same. Why has this been so hard to fix? Now I can’t download the new issue on my original IPad to read while exercising. 10/10/18 update: Still cannot magnify images consistently. It is like a lottery - some times it works, most times it doesn’t. Now the book reviews don’t always load fully. Some cannot be read past their title. Why can’t these be fixed? 10/18/18 update: Still cannot read all the articles, such as the one on Climate Change.It will not load past the opening section. Still cannot magnify images consistently.
  • Love the Economist

    But, they need to simply explain their multiple apps. And, I guess I need to spend a few more hours trying to figure out how to make the app work across both my iPad and iPhone. Frustrating. Still, my favorite publication.