Newsweek for iPad is the latest high-profile magazine to hit the iPad App Store.
It is a free app that includes a free special issue titled “Politics in the Age of Obama: Cartoons, Photos, and Perspectives”. The app can be used to buy the latest digital edition of the magazine, and also to store back issues – a better system than some of its rivals that are publishing single editions as standalone apps.
Here’s more details on the app, straight from its App Store page:
Have the insight, opinion and original reporting of NEWSWEEK delivered wherever you take your iPad. You can use this app, which includes a free special issue “Politics in the Age of Obama: Cartoons, Photos, and Perspectives”, to buy and read the latest digital edition of the magazine as well as store as many back issues as you like.
A new digital edition, which includes the complete content of the print issue, is available every Saturday (two days before the magazine appears on newsstands) and can be purchased from within the app for $2.99, a 50% savings from the newsstand cover price. Once you buy an issue, you can read it whenever and wherever you want.
You can read each issue in both landscape and portrait mode; zoom in to read individual stories and take a closer look at photos. And since you don’t need an Internet connection to read the issues you’ve already downloaded, you can take NEWSWEEK everywhere … even on a plane or train.
Newsweek is also offering a much nicer price per issue than many other big-name magazine apps for the iPad. Each issue will be priced at $2.99, 50% of the print issue cost.
This is the first major magazine I’ve seen with an iPad edition that is heavily discounted compared to the printed version. I haven’t looked at the app yet, but I’ll be interested to see if it’s as well executed as some of the other mainstream magazine apps I’ve tried – so I’ll be giving it a whirl soon.
You can find Newsweek for iPad in the App Store now, and it is a free app with in-app purchase for each new digital issue of the magazine, as mentioned above.