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Good News: Newsweek for iPad Offering Subscriptions –Bad News: It’s Still Not Near Worth Paying For

Newsweek for iPad

Newsweek for iPad has made big news itself this weekend, with The New York Times covering the announcement that the app has been updated (to Version 2.0) and now offers subscription options. Here’s the basics of the new subscription model: a standard issue of Newsweek for iPad costs $2.99; a three month subscription is $9.99, and a six month subscription is $14.99.

Subscribing does not get you access to back issues, but starts with the current issue and continues as new issues are released for the length of your subscription.

Considering that there’s a new issue every week (so in 3 months you’ll get around 12 issues), the subscription plans seem a good deal. And they absolutely would be, if the magazine issues were worth paying for. Sadly, they aren’t – unless you are happy paying those sort of amounts for magazine issues that are the equivalent of reading Newsweek in a mediocre-to-bad PDF viewer.

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Newsweek for iPad – How NOT To Do a Digital Magazine

Newsweek for iPad

Newsweek is one of the latest well-know, mainstream magazines to hit the iPad, with its Newsweek for iPad app.  If you’d like the very short version of this review, it would be something along the lines of …

It’s crap – don’t waste your time.

If you’d like a little detail on why I say that, by all means read on …

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Newsweek for iPad – Out Now, Free, with Lower Cost Per Issue than Rivals

Newsweek for iPad

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.

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