Almost two years after making its debut on the iPad, The New Yorker is finally available on the iPhone — and it comes with two free issues from August 13 and August 20. Like the iPad app, it delivers new issues automatically every Monday morning when you subscribe, and each one is packed with videos, audio, infographics, and images that you won’t find in the print edition.
Wonderful news! We’ve finally figured out how to take the weekly print edition of The New Yorker and fold it down to a three-inch size that fits inside your iPhone. Our new app has every story, every cartoon, every em dash, every illustration, and the new issue is available each Monday.
The update comes with the humorous introduction clip above, which details the app’s key features. You’ll be familiar with these if you’ve used the iPad app, but if you haven’t, here’s what you can expect:
—A video introduction to The New Yorker app for iPhone, featuring Lena Dunham and Jon Hamm (iPhone only)
—Multimedia, including video, audio, infographics, slide shows, archival articles, and primary source documents
—Sharing on Twitter, Facebook, and via e-mail
—A weekly slide show of all the current issue’s cartoons, plus five archival bonus cartoons per issue
—Entry in the Cartoon Caption Contest directly from the app
—Links to updated web content, for perspectives on the news of the day
—Place-holding within articles
—Multiple navigation tools
The app is free to download, and right now, new downloads will qualify for two free issues. After that, you’ll need to subscribe, which costs $5.99 per month, or $59.99 per year.
And if you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll also want to catch the introduction video for the iPad edition, which is even funnier than the iPhone one.
You can download The New Yorker app for iOS now from the App Store using the source link below.