January 21, 2016 Last Updated 12:04 pm

Washington Post updates ‘Classic’ iPad app, issues now disappear after 3 days of being left unopened

The Washington Post today updated its ‘Classic’ iPad app. This is the app that has been around for years and that combines both a online news section as well as the ability to download and read a version of the print newspaper. Shortly after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought the paper from Donald Graham a new news app as launched into the Kindle Fire app store, then later the iOS version was launched.

Washington Post - newspapers - iPadSince the last time the app was updated in December some users have been experiencing problems with the app, complaining about several issues: the issues take up to much storage, the subscription mechanism sometimes doesn’t recognize the reader, and that the app is unresponsive. That’s a shame because the app is pretty well thought of by users, except for these bug issues.

The new update should correct at least one issue: storage. With the update, issues disappear after three days of being left unopened. I suppose some readers will resent this, but the issue of storage continues to be a major one of iOS device owners as Apple simply makes too much money on storage upgrades. It is 2016, and no smartphone or tablet should come with less than 64 GB of storage, but Apple disagrees.

There are no new reviews inside iTunes, so I don’t know if those who have had issues with the app find that this update fixes them. I have the app on my own iPad and have not experienced the issues described in iTunes.

Here is the update info:

What’s New in Version 3.7.0

  • Changed Print Edition storage rules to save space on your iPad. Now, a downloaded paper is deleted after being unopened for three days.
  • Fixed a crash on iOS 8 devices that was happening in the background.

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