Next City’s best reporting happens in our weekly long-form feature series.
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The Next City App offers instant, on-the-go access to our long-form articles through the Apple newstand. Formatted for easy reading when you are on the train, waiting in line or reading in bed, the app is the best solution for a mobile reader. The stories can also be downloaded for offline reading.Subscribe to the App
The Next City App is a separate product from a Next City website membership. The app is sold exclusively through the Apple Newsstand and only available on iPhones and iPads.
The free version of the app includes one free issue and the option to purchase individual stories to read on your Apple device. You will also receive push notifications when new content arrives. The full version of the app allows you to read and experience all features published in the span of your subscription.
You can read past features on our website, where the full archive is available.
The short answer is that Apple requires you to pay for the app. The long answer is that our app is not meant to replace existing site memberships, but rather to help us deliver the highest quality reader experience by offering an on-the-go option for Apple users. Many of our members are not Apple customers and may prefer to read and save feature stories on their desktop. As we continue to develop and expand our products, we want to ensure that we can accommodate all of our readers.