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 31,808 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.



  • Great content, poor app

    By bruinslacker
    The audio player fails to behave as expected much of the time. I have problems pausing and restarting the audio using my headphones. The Bluetooth connection in my car is a nightmare. I sometimes spend 2-5 minutes in my driveway trying to get it to work before beginning my drive. Otherwise I’ll fight with it while driving and cause an accident. The articles are informative and thoughtful. The audio recordings are clear. I love the content I get from this app, I just dislike interacting with it.
  • Good.

    By SNCC fencdd
    Brilliant magazine, and an app that gets the job done.
  • Economist is awesome, this app is fine

    By Jeremy_Gr
    I actually prefer reading the Economist on my PC, but they’ve stopped supporting the app, probably because most people read it on other platforms. The problem with the iPhone app is that while text sizes can be adjusted, pictures, graphs, and cartoons cannot be enlarged. It regularly happens that I simply can’t see something well enough in order to understand it. Apart from that, the app is fine and I think the Economist as a publication is simply invaluable.
  • Dysfuntional

    By Wangsondon
    I'm not clear on what improvements have been made to this app. It doesn't look very good and the audio is terrible. The voices sound tinny and the speeds are screwed up with normal being very slow and 2x being too fast. The app will lose your place in whatever you were listening to if you are closed out of the app for too long and the speed resets as well. I'm sorry I updated it. New bugs have now appeared. If you’re listening to the audio and get a phone call the app will freeze and lose your place. It will revert back to whatever article you started listening to the last time you opened the app.
  • App not very good

    By Rob Hackett
    If you are in an Internet censored country (eg China) downloaded audio content will try to authenticate (and fail). You won’t be able to play the audio content until the authentication fails, so you will press PLAY, but wait a solid minute for the app to respond and start actually playing. This is not for downloading new content, this is for content that was downloaded in the app and stored in the iPhone.
  • Issue with interrupting phone calls or apps

    By ChristopherTony
    Overall I love this app. The fact that this magazine provides an audio version EVERY week is amazing. I listen while at the gym or watering the yard. Just as I’m finishing one issue, the next one is ready. It’s great! It makes me feel so smart. That said, the app itself is not without its bugs. The main and most frequently one encountered is the need to crash the app and reboot it if playback is interrupted by a phone call or the action of another app that requires taking over audio output. When going back to this app to restart the audio, the Play button shows the Pause insignia (indicating that audio is actually playing at the moment) and does not react to being pressed. The only way to get it back to normal is to force quit the app. This has been going on for awhile. I thought it would have been addressed by now. This post is for the benefit of the app developer. Do not let it dissuade you from downloading it.
  • My favorite weekly read

    By ChapelKevin
    The Economist is my weekly insight companion. A favorite activity of the weekend - and the audio edition is a trusted companion on long-haul flights.
  • App performs well; Thoughtful world news analysis

    By NWgolfdude
    A must have for citizens of the world...
  • Why does it keep logging out?

    By Regghead
    Love the newspaper and the content but the electronic versions are horribly frustrating. Keeps logging out of Twitter for no reason; needs a new log in to Apple news every day it seems like. Same thing on the web version as well. Very frustrating!
  • Love love love it

    By Lula1913
    I love the economist. Whenever lost for words I find myself spontaneously quoting an economist article as ever the vanguard defending classic liberalism (not the American sort- which is troublesome as I live in the US!)