The New York Times

The New York Times

By The New York Times Company

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2008-07-11
  • Current Version: 6.5.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 114.29 MB
  • Developer: The New York Times Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 220,760 Ratings


Stay up to date wherever you go. Enjoy award-winning journalism with the NYT app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Features: • News alerts: Get notified of major developing stories, and tailor alerts to topics of interest • Multitasking: on an iPad? Get caught up on the day’s headlines while also working in other apps • Morning & evening briefings: Start and end your day with a tip sheet compiled by Times journalists • The Daily 360: Watch a new 360 video every day from Times reporters around the world • Podcasts: Listen to audio series including The Daily and Modern Love • Save articles to read later on any of your devices • Customize your list of favorite sections and blogs • Exclusive videos and award-winning photography Apple Watch Features: • Catch up quickly by reading today's headlines. • Receive alerts when big news breaks. • Use Handoff to continue reading on your iPhone, or touch Save for Later to build a personal reading list. The NYT app is free to download, and all users can access a sampling of articles per month, from any section. Subscribers get full access to over 25 sections, plus unlimited access to, with a Times Digital Subscription. Subscribe now and your first week is free.* Digital Subscription Options: • Basic - unlimited digital access anytime, anywhere, on any device for $14.99 per month or $129.99 per year (save over 25%). Cancel anytime. • All Access - unlimited digital access anytime, anywhere, on any device plus one bonus digital subscription for $24.99 per month. Cancel anytime. Your payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew each month or year 24-hours before the end of the current period, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Privacy Policy: Terms of Service: Questions Concerns? Please contact us at or (800) 591-9233. We respond to every inquiry. * Promotional offers for new subscribers only. Not valid for Digital Access $119.99 per year subscription option. Smartphone and tablet apps are not supported on all devices. + Smartphone Apps, + Tablet Apps and Digital Access subscriptions do not include e-reader editions or The New York Times Crossword. Prices shown are in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply.



  • Search needs a lot of work

    By Smf787
    This is a rating about the app functionality, not the reporting. The Search function is poor, it returns results in sort of random order, when I know I read an article on today's edition with the keyword I entered. Yet that article doesn't show up.
  • Would expect more from NYT

    By DMR70*
    Compared to WAPO the Times is pretty mediocre. Hard to navigate and find articles. Content hard to find. The updated version is far worse than the older one. Very disappointing.
  • 47 ads in one article

    By bc207
    Granted, it was by Karl Ove, so it was a long article, but 47 ads to scroll through is ridiculous
  • Cancelling is intentionally difficult

    By Justin75533
    While subscribing is very easy, cancelling is exceptionally difficult. Requires a call to NYT and they put you through the ringer. Have attempted twice and been disconnected (mysteriously) twice. WaPo is a much better way to go in my opinion. Better content, easier access.
  • Top notch content

    By CalifDude
    I love the New York Times. Such great, quality journalism. The way information is presented is innovative as well, with some sleek interactive features. The app works well for me... no bugs. And I appreciate the new features, like 3D Touch with the notifications. A long time coming, but at least it’s here! Overall, great app.
  • Deletes your sections! Drag probs. Intrusive ads!

    By AstroPaul
    Message to the Developers: Why does your app use *background* battery power -- and lots of it -- when Background App Refresh is turned off -- both for the app and in general?! Please fix that! Also, please provide a link to support here on iTunes! Your link goes to your web page promoting the app, but we already have it! We want to provide feedback to you and get support! ——————————- February 15, 2018 Tried this again and most of the problems are still here! Install the new version and it discards ALL of your carefully organized sections and settings. It replaces your classic iPhone version, too! That’s bad design and bad form. The rotating, moving ads remain a major irritation. They are a visual distraction — who clicks on them, anyway, except inadvertently?! Plus, we've bought a subscription, so we shouldn't have to see them. Turn OFF the intrusive ads! The shift to photos and skeuomorphic newspaper layout is still a bad one. Too busy and takes up too much room. We should have the option to use the iPhone app or layout — one column of stories and headlines, not side-by-side. One tip: To get it closer to the classic iPhone app, make the font size much bigger —that reduces the # of stories and headlines displayed at a time. That still does not solve another issue, that the sections keep scrolling one after another, without end. The older design made more sense and was more usable — the only stories shown for a section are for that section and it comes to an end. Here, too, give us an option to return to the old, better way of doing things! MAJOR NEW PROBLEMS The drop down menu of sections doesn’t work properly! Tap on a section name and it goes to that section, but with the first set of headlines and blurbs cut off! THEY ALSO RUINED THE MINI-CROSSWORD PUZZLE! The clues are now rendered in too small a font — cannot read them easily. The puzzle itself, though, has HUGE SQUARES! It's all ridiculous looking. The developers should be embarrassed. The puzzle is now essentially unusable. Also, because the newspapers sections now scroll, one right after another, the crossword is no longer at the bottom of the screen, where one could easily slide to! Their new ad serving broke the classic iPhone app, too, forcing users to upgrade to this poor version! Every now and then, the classic app gets into a never-ending cycle trying to load an ad into a new screen, even if one hasn't clicked on an ad! Again, that’s bad design and a disservice to long-time subscribers! ---------------------------------------------- August 6, 2017: Prior Review The latest update REPLACED the excellent NY Times *iPhone* version! That's not cricket! That version was superb on the iPad (clean look in 2x mode). It presented the articles in each section in a consistent, vertical headline list, making it easy to scroll through and locate ones of interest. Alas, the replacement uses a pseudo front-page, visual layout with different-sized photos and stories in different places, with ads scattered about. This skeumorphic display is distracting and makes it harder to use. It also has several problems, including relegating blogs to the back of the line! (See below.) It also messed up the font sizing -- comments are now much smaller than the articles and too small to read. Changing the size setting THEN makes the article too BIG! Default system font size also leaves the comments too small. As a result, we dug up our backup, deleted this version, and reinstalled the iPhone version on our iPad! July 26, 2017 The new version REMOVES your preferred section order! Knocking out users' previously -- and laboriously -- arranged sections is BAD programming! The drag-and-drop interface doesn't work properly, either! If you TRY to drag a section up to the top, it doesn't automatically scroll the list! Instead, it stalls and you have to do it in steps. Drop it at the top of the currently visible set of sections, scroll the entire list down manually, then find your section again, and restart the dragging! Yet, you can only move past a few sections at a time. You also can no longer hide sections, nor add ones that aren't in the list! Plus, blogs remain at the bottom-- always. Thus, if you want Paul Krugman's blog near the top of your sections, it can't be done! The old system of Edit, drag-and-drop, move, add, or hide sections, including blogs, worked wonderfully well. The pull-down menu interface is a weak one, in any event. Please provide an option for a tabbed bar of sections across the top as well as the pull-down menu. A tab bar is the fastest way of moving among sections. But the big problem remains the intrusive advertisements--appearing even for PAYING subscribers. The articles are now littered with ads; they have increased greatly in number and are large. Indeed, one often thinks the story has ended and may not realize that it continues below the "fold". Those of us who subscribe should NOT have to face ads--other newspapers (e.g., The Guardian) do NOT hit you with ads. Had restored a star, July 26, as they are TRYING! But it's back to 1 star, August 6, as the new version deleted the iPhone app.
  • Cancelled

    By EmilyinBK
    Horribly tone deaf. I never could get the app to work on my phone and had to view my subscription via the website. The iPad app at least functioned but still delivered the same propaganda.
  • Ads

    By Nick (let me
    I pay for a subscription. There are more ads on this app than any other app I have on my phone. In most articles the ads load BEFORE any of the pictures that go with the article. There is usually no way to scroll to where I can’t see at least a piece of an ad on the top or bottom. Additionally the app FLIPS OUT when it does start to load pictures, snapping the text up and down. This causes you to lose your place while reading, re-position the page, only to have it move AGAIN. Lastly, the amount of ads slows my phone down, making it so I can’t smoothly scroll through the article. It’s slow and laggy. Only way to read NYT on the phone though.. hopefully they read this
  • Night mode

    By pabs1995
    Would love to see a night mode implemented for nighttime reading. Being able to change the screen to a darker tone similar to other e-readers would be a very welcome addition. I tend to read at night before bed and even with the brightness set to low it still strains my eyes.
  • Fairly decent app

    By 2man73
    The app is ok as far as newspaper apps go. News are easy to find and read. However it suffers from the same shortcomings as other such apps do: crashes are still too frequent, at least once every two or three days, and there are too many ads. I understand that they are needed to finance the newspaper, but having two, three, four of the same ad in one article destroys the flow of reading and doesn’t make me want to buy that razor or pair of shoes or whatever it is any more than if it was just one ad. It has improved, but I feel it could still use less cellular data, especially if I download the paper in the morning via WiFi. At the end of the day it has still used an additional 30 megs or so. A setting to reduce image quality would be good. Additionally compressing the text might help.