All Things D reports that the file size of Condé Nast's magazine apps are too huge! The problem has been ongoing since Wired's first issue took up almost a half a gigabyte of memory on our beloved device, and has spilled over into the magazine publisher's latest iPad digital magazine, The New Yorker. Each issue takes up 173 megabytes, and that's for a weekly edition.
Everyone believes that the iPad and all the copycat tablets that are sure to hit the market around the holiday season will save publishers. Newspapers seem to think so, magazines seem to think so, even book retailers think so, just like everyone else. Inevitably, the big names will hit the ground running with great apps, like The New Yorker. And today, they are off to the races.
As the iPad begins to slowly but surely creep into the hands of more and more users, a recent survey is showing that the device is starting to become the unit of choice for many consumers when it comes to reading. That includes reading newspapers, magazines, and books.
If publishers were looking to Apple and the iPad to save the dying print industry, they probably realize now there are a few roadblocks to deal with along the way. One of them is Apple themselves, who is thus far refusing to allow publishers to sell magazine subscriptions within their applications.
So we keep reading about how the iPad is going to change the way we read books and magazines, and maybe you don’t believe what you read. Well, how about seeing a glimpse of the future with your own eyes?
Prior to the announcement that yes, Virginia, there really is an iPad, everyone was clamoring to be on a device that existed only in our minds. Now that the device has been unveiled, the reality is beginning to sink in as Apple tries to negotiate content deals with leading newspapers and magazines.
After weeks of rumors, Apple finally made good with a tablet computer called the iPad. But one thing is conspicuously absent from its new iBookstore, particularly after so many publishers have promised them: Magazines.