Wall Street Journal Joins Newsstand, Now Selling In-App Subscriptions

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The Wall Street Journal is now offering in-app subscriptions on the App Store, and has added its newspaper to Apple's Newsstand automatic subscription delivery service, reports All Things D.

    WSJ's biggest competitor, the Financial Times, dropped its iOS app last year because it didn't want to give Apple 30% of subscriptions purchased through the App Store. Instead, it developed a well-received HTML5 web app that replicated much of the functionality of the iOS app, including offline reading.

    Newsstand support means readers can have their papers update automatically in the background.

    Article Link: Wall Street Journal Joins Newsstand, Now Selling In-App Subscriptions
  2. macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Portland, OR
    as a subscriber of the Journal

    The update is really impressive, especially on my iPad. I don't know if I would have subscribed to it BECAUSE of the app, but it's a huge added bonus to my online subscription.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2005

    There's no real difference in functionality other than now its a 2-click process to launch the app and you can't put it in the dock directly.
    The app is great in that you can download and go offline, such as on an airplane.
    But somehow I've always been suspect that the app doesn't have the freshest material as on the website - which can be a big deal in stock trading...
  4. macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    Finally I can put it next to my TIME, Motortrend, and Newsweek. I actually like newsstand.

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