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01-19-2011, 12:32 PM #1Reader's Digest Now Available For iPad
One of the most popular publications of all time in the United States, Reader's Digest, is now available for the iPad.
The app is a wrapper of the magazine that allows the user to download full issues of the magazine that can be flipped through, as if the user were reading the magazine. Every issue includes all the editorial content that is available in the print version, and the app also includes special interactive content, available exclusively for the iPad, including slide shows, videos, and interactive polls.
February's issue should include even more iPad-specific content, including automatically updating pages called the 'Daily Digest' which includes content from the magazine's website. Each issue will be available as a $3.99 in-app purchase, which is much more expensive than the $10 per year currently offered for the print version. It's also quite different than digital subscription plans, such as the one recently implemented in the UK by The Guardian.
You can download the free app now, which includes a preview copy of next month's issue, giving the user a taste of how to use the app, and how to navigate the magazine via the iPad. We'll see if the magazine sells a significant amount of digital copies, even though it's priced as much as four times the amount of the print version.
01-19-2011, 12:51 PM #2
"Zinio" app on ipad always had reader's digest for $10 for 10 issues.
01-19-2011, 12:56 PM #3
Reader's Digest?! Really?! Good for them, but the cost is a little worrisome though. Their association with the geriatric set had kept them going even when they were ready to stop publication years ago, but it may not be affordable. Think differently RD.
01-19-2011, 01:30 PM #4
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01-19-2011, 02:34 PM #5
I got an iPad from Walmart because they have a 15 day return policy, and I am not trying to be trite, but I found my self very very bored with it. I couldn't wait to return it, and have my $540 back. To this day, I don't see the appeal of an iPad, especially when you own an iPhone 4.
01-19-2011, 03:01 PM #6I got an iPad from Walmart because they have a 15 day return policy, and I am not trying to be trite, but I found my self very very bored with it. I couldn't wait to return it, and have my $540 back. To this day, I don't see the appeal of an iPad, especially when you own an iPhone 4.
Every since I bought my iPad, I do less and less on my iPhone.
01-19-2011, 03:28 PM #7
For serious work, like Excel and Word, I have a desktop, and for gaming, I use my iPhone.
I really like the internet browsing on the iPad, but $540 for an internet browsing machine is too much.
To each his own I guess.
01-19-2011, 09:00 PM #8
I have both and love them
But these in app subscriptions are crazy expensive it's ridiculous, I know it takes money to out it into digital but really, it shouldn't cost more than the print version at all.You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
01-19-2011, 09:40 PM #9
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01-20-2011, 02:48 AM #10
May I ask how old you are? A lot of your reasoning sounds like friends of mine who are of "a certain age" and they're just used to doing things the old way.
Example: who watches TV anymore?
Again I really mean no disrespect with my question to you or anyone else, and I'm waiting for iPad 2 personally, but some peoples life styles don't lend themselves to the mobile scene.
I do agree with you some what on the iPhone aspect, though. The iPad really doesn't do That much that the iPhone doesn't. It is just bigger.
01-20-2011, 06:31 AM #11
They have funny humor in RD