The Guardian Editions

Last modified
Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Description of App

The Guardian and Observer iPad edition beautifully re-imagines the newspaper for the iPad. Each issue showcases our comprehensive international reporting, thoughtful commentary, award-winning sports journalism and unique approach to culture, science, the environment, media and technology coverage. Full feature list - daily editions every day of the week including all content from the main sections of the Guardian and Observer newspapers - on Saturday, Weekend magazine and the Sport, Cultural Review, Travel, Family, Money and Work sections are all included along with the main section of the paper - on Sunday, the Observer's news sections, Sport, New Review and Magazine all appear - full compatibility with Apple’s Newsstand service - background downloading of every issue so it's ready for you when you want it - copy and select text or look up words using Apple’s inbuilt dictionary - editions from the last month available in the archive - all article and picture content downloaded for reading offline - stunning photojournalism and full screen cartoons - in-article image galleries - video embedded in articles viewable when online - share stories via Facebook, Twitter, Instapaper and email - swipe to navigate between sections or stories - related articles within the edition highlighted - related online articles open in an in-app browser - “back page” showcase of the latest news, video and comment from the Guardian website The Guardian and Observer iPad edition is free for a limited period then available via one of our monthly auto-renewable subscriptions: - £11.99 for full seven-day access, saving over 25% compared with separate Guardian and Observer digital subscriptions - £9.99 for Monday to Saturday (Guardian) issues only - £6.99 for Sunday (Observer) issues only - payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - your 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 the 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, at the same cost as your chosen subscription - you can manage your subscription via your iTunes account and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to Account Settings after purchase - no cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period - any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to the Guardian and Observer iPad edition - The Guardian reserves the right to alter the pricing at any point



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Apple Watch Support

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iOS Version


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Accessibility Comments

This app has ben re-designed since it's original release and is now very accessible with VoiceOver. Articles can be laid out in various ways on a page and you can explore by touch, or flick right and left to get to the various articles on the page. This just reads the headlines and you double-tap to open the article in a new page. The menu to get to different sections of the newspaper is accessible too. The swipe gesture to move between pages does not translate to the VO three-finger swipe, but there are previous and next page buttons, so there's no problem. Overall the app is very easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

Although the app itself is free, once your fourteen day trial is over, you need to subscribe to continue receiving new content.


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