New Scientist

New Scientist

By New Scientist Ltd

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2013-09-18
  • Current Version: 2.3.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 27.82 MB
  • Developer: New Scientist Ltd
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 729 Ratings


New Scientist is the world's number one science and technology magazine, and online we are the go-to site for breaking news, exclusive content and breakthroughs that will change your world. The New Scientist app allows you to read each weekly issue plus New Scientist: The Collection, watch videos, follow links to references and share articles. Download the app today and enjoy free sample issues, buy individual issues or buy a subscription. Our terms and conditions for subscriptions include: - Length: Subscriptions are available for three-month or one-year terms. You will receive a new issue of New Scientist each week. - Price: You can buy a subscription for $21.99 for three months or $84.99 for a year. Subscription renewals cost the same. All prices may change. - Payment will be charged to your App Store account when the purchase is confirmed. - You can purchase an auto-renewable subscription directly from the App Store. A subscription gives you access to all issues in the New Scientist app during the subscription period. Your subscription will renew automatically unless you turn off the auto-renew setting at least 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. - You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your App Store subscriptions management settings after purchase. - A subscription gives you access to all issues in the New Scientist app during the subscription period. Any issues that you have not downloaded during this period will not be downloadable later. But you can continue to read issues that you have downloaded to your device and not deleted. - If you are using the app as a free trial and buy a subscription before the end of the trial period, you will forfeit the unused portion of the free trial period. - Read our privacy policy at - Read our terms of use at - If you buy a subscription from the App Store, you do not get unlimited access to as part of the deal. - If you already have a subscription to New Scientist, please contact our customer service team to add app access to your subscription before logging in to the app. The team's details are at A single issue for $2.99 A rolling 3-monthly subscription for US$21.99 every 3 months. An annual subscription for US$84.99 Prices differ depending on your local currency. All prices may change. Payment will be charged to your App Store Account at confirmation of purchase. This subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period, your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. The cost of the renewal will match the initial subscription price. You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period Having trouble? Email and we'll be happy to help



  • Best at what it does

    By Wxbill
    Concise, clear, and interesting. The best feature is a link to the original paper. This publication is worth the time. It is written for busy people who want to keep up, but can’t spend hours reading. The graphics and overall presentation are on target for one who enjoys science and its rapid pace of change.
  • Fake subscriptions do not allow Web access

    By Bangs Family
    You can subscribe to New Scientist from the app, but the subscription is limited to iPhone only even you paid the full digital subscription price. This is not explained. Once you subscribe with iTunes, the app shows the content, but when you click to Account Settings, it asks you for a subscriber ID and password that you do not have. When you call support, they say you are not a subscriber. When I said I subscribed by iTunes, the rep had to research for 1/2 hour before realizing that they do not know the identity of iTunes subscribers and asked me to call Apple for the pass word to access their web site. Of course, Apple cannot give out passwords to If you want to subscribe to New Scientist, use the web site and get a real digital subscription. Other than the fake subscription feature, I like the app and would recommend it to access a subscription purchased from the web site.
  • Great content, horrible app

    By MJ3749
    From the second I downloaded this app it’s had nothing but problems. I need to redownload issues every time I open the app due to a lack of storage on my phone, despite having 10 gigabytes available. And now it won’t even let me download any issues at all. The content is excellent, but the app itself is an absolute disaster.
  • Customer service is lacking

    By LowReed
    I’ve given up trying.
  • Slowly improving...and regressing...

    By rktca
    Update: okay FINALLY it seems to return to the last article I was reading immediately upon opening the app. This is a huge deal because it dramatically lowers the friction open up the app and read an article quickly. +1 star for this. However... The article display is not good. First, the titles of articles are stuck under the menu bar. This was not broken before. The size of text has been a problem for a while and it might be worse now. I have two options: small, and comically huge. I have no idea why it's so difficult to get the type in a reasonable size for this one app. ----after further experience with the new main page magazine list that scrolls to the most recent magazine instead of the one I'm reading, plus the horrible new method of deleting finished issues, I'm further reducing my rating by a star. -- end update The app still has all the great content from new scientist. The new UI has so many problems I can't list them all off the top of my head. Here are a few examples: 1. The method of deleting old issues is a convoluted and nonsensical series of steps (about as bad as it was before... but new!). 2. Returning to the last issue you were reading is now more difficult and slow. 3. The new menu is the upper-right has its commands centered (!) In the menu instead of left-justified. It looks like someone just slapped it together blindfolded. 4. The display settings are inconveniently hidden away from the articles to ensure that it's impossible to know the effect of changing the font size, etc. I don't mind updating UIs, especially when it has problems, but please please get a designer to do it rather than some random app developer or the marketing department. This app was clearly not redesigned by a trained UX designer. Ugh. If you want to skip hiring a designer please go copy a good app directly instead of attempting to make one from scratch.
  • Great Mag Terrible App

    By Tsao Tsao
    Pathetic that one of the best science and technology magazines in the wold is delivered in an app that feels like a web page from the 90s. Basically just PDFs of the mag stuffed into an app. Everything is clunky and non intuitive. And the app trims content so its a lot thinner than the print version. Mind blown. Also. Scroll through the 5 star reviews. They’re obviously written by the design team. That’s the only reason this awful app can be at 3.8 stars.
  • I bought a new iPad but I can’t read the magazine anymore

    By Dig Duggan
    Warning - do not use this app. It says I don’t need a log in, because I bought my year to year subscription thru the iTunes Store - but guess what? The app asks me for a log in anyway. (Which doesn’t exists, because I bought the app thru the apple. What horrible junk...
  • Backward step in usability

    By ATXDavidG
    The new app is a backward step in usability. Instead of clear text labels for functions, there are vague icons.stop this stupid dumbing down and obfuscation of user interfaces. Months after this app was released I’m still struggling with it. I’m actually considering going back to the paper version. I cannot even find. Way to simply read cover to cover. Finding the FIRST story in the issue is HARD. Guys, I’m a software designer. This app is BAD.
  • UGH!!!!!

    By GoodPizzaPie
    Worked for about two days, now the app does not allow me to access. Credentials work online, but not via app. Very frustrating.
  • Don't bother

    By Kerfind
    App crashes all the time. Very frustrating. Now I need to figure out how to cancel my subscription.