Fans of British television have been waiting with bated breath for the BBC iPlayer app to cross the pond almost as long as the United States had been waiting for the arrival of Spotify. The iPad app isn’t washing ashore here just yet, but in an encouraging sign, it finally went global in 11 other Western European countries this week.
We know, you’ll only read it for the articles, right? After months of teasing by publisher Hugh Hefner, Playboy magazine has finally launched its iPad-optimized, uncensored archive -- but needless to say, you won’t find it in the App Store.
Flush from their apparent success with The New Yorker, publisher Conde Nast followed up as promised on Monday with four new magazine titles for the iPad, all of which use Apple’s new in-app subscription billing.
As more publishers begin to trickle in to allowing for subscriptions to their publications on Apple's iPad, a new report from Forbes sheds light in that it wasn't so much a concern about profit that caused the delay. It was about whether or not customers would be willing to share data.
If you like to read magazines on your iPad, you’ll have plenty of reasons to rejoice in the coming months as more and more publishers get on board Apple’s subscription bandwagon. The latest is Conde Nast with The New Yorker, which is now available.
While some publishers have slowly but surely started to roll in, accepting the terms of Apple's in-app subscriptions program. However, one media outlet has opted to not budge, and would much rather sell subscriptions of digital news directly to readers instead of surrendering control.
It looks like Apple has their first high-profile newspaper subscription since the launch of The Daily, with The New York Times switching their apps to a paid model effective March 28, complete with the option to subscribe via in-app purchase and presumably give Apple their 30 percent slice of the pie.
Announced last week, Apple’s new policies for subscription billing appear to have raised the hackles of publishers more than it’s made them happy -- and questions remain as to exactly who is going to have to use the option in the first place.
The ink has barely dried on Apple's new App Store subscription feature, one that will allow for magazines, newspapers and other publishers to off varying length subscriptions to users of iOS devices. However, according to various law professors, the new policy has the potential to catch some antitrust flack.