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 34,298 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.



  • App won’t play audio files

    By lilannaye
    Audio files will not play. The audio files are a major reason I have this subscription. Fix asap please. Digital audio content is so much easier to consume for people with busy schedules.
  • Fantastic, but 2 annoying bugs...

    By Jezza6969
    It really bugs me that when swiping back to an article you have been reading it always scrolls to the top of the article. It’s annoying that it’s too easy to accidentally swipe away from an article and then lose your place when you swipe back. The other annoyance is when it sometimes doesn’t remember the font size I like, and you need to re-choose the desired size. (Maybe that has been fixed as I can’t reproduce it right now.) Content is fantastic - which is the primary reason for 4 stars. I also like the ability to listen to the articles when travelling.
  • No need to read anything else

    By oms nabs
    Liberally opinionated , highly informative in business and politics, from now on The world is in your hand
  • Not great

    By A bad application
    Probably the least reliable app on my phone and also your phone.
  • World in 2019 audio

    By Kube42
    A few issue deletions, forced app restarts, and days later; all is well for now. Original Review 1-star iPhone X iOS 12.1 audio for the World in 2019 edition will only play if the phone ringer is on (not vibrate) and the app is open with the screen on.
  • Great but for one annoying UX issue

    By Dhdiisjeh
    I love the Economist, and this app is well-designed. The fact that there is an audio version of each article is great. However, the “swipe to next article” feature is way way too sensitive!! It’s very frustrating when I am scrolling vertically and accidentally move my finger a millimeter to the left, and the app moves to the next article. Compounding my frustration is the fact that when you go back to the article, it starts at the top so that you have to find your place again.
  • Continuous problems using in the subway

    By Davidnyc10024
    What should be the perfect subway read is a constant frustration of being declined because not able to verify identity to waiting for a advert to not load. Get out of your ivory tower economist
  • Good Content, Glitchy App

    By Cole.kv
    Love the content. The app is glitchy. I cannot get audio to play often.
  • Great audio experience

    By tstahl
    I love The Economist. Great news source with great audio versions of articles. The audio playback is buggy and frustrating. Currently playback stops when I click off the iPhone screen. Also audio playlist is extremely slow to load, freezing for about 20 seconds. These problems have happened before, were apparently fixed, and have now returned. This is an experience not worthy of The Economist’s high standards. I will give a five star rating when fixed.
  • Reporting vs Editorializing

    By Tex Ed
    I’ve been a subscriber of The Economist for many years. In the last five years the reporting has become skewed further and further to the left. Instead of reporting the facts your readers are being subjected to editorializing by your writers. No one ever calls the queen of England Liz. She is always referred to as Queen Elizabeth. While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was addressed as Madam Secretary not Clinton. The current leader of the United States should always be addressed as President Trump not just Trump. Furthermore when your writers do attempt to report, their obvious bias and animus towards President Trump is bordering on juvenile. Your editors should temper the slanted adjectives and outright insults used in your articles toward President Trump. I don’t expect anyone to support any particular politician but I do expect respectful reporting without the progressive screed of late. From a disappointed subscriber.