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.
For a generation of new media consumers, the ultimate dream is to have access to a service like Hulu without being tied to their computers. It may happen, but are they prepared to pay for what they’ve been getting F.O.C. thus far?