ipad magazine sub failure

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wesk702, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    will this ever be better? current format for subs for mags sucks donkey balls.
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    "sucks donkey balls" ?

    Is that a monthly or weekly publication ? ;)
     
  3. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    It seems like there may need to be some tweaks to the in app-purchase model for magazine subscriptions to work. I for one would like to see a way of storing mags off the iPad as I don-t want too many issues of Wired at 300-500 MB a time filling up my iPad. I wonder if Apple will make a magazine store in the manner of iBooks or add an update to iBooks to make it work with magazine subscriptions.
     
  4. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    Different apps/publications/companies seem to use different models. I think everybody's experimenting to find the best approach, which is annoying to the end user for now. My pref is straight via-iTunes in-app purchase rather than, say, Zinio's clunky website.
     
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  6. St. Germain macrumors 6502

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    Anyone figured out a way to delete old Wired issues from the app?
     
  7. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    That would be my preference, I'd quite like to be able to download more than one edition of a magazine at one time. which I don't think you can do on Zinio.
     
  8. cakbar macrumors regular

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    I posed that question on another thread and nobody was able to answer it. The only solution I can think of is to completely delete the app and reinstall it.
     
  9. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah, i think it'll suck until itunes has it's own sub store, prolly won't happen though.

    zinio is for sure clunky. Every time the app opens and I see that little vid it drives me crazy for some reason.
     
  10. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    I personally love Zineo and got a few subs at a really reasonable price ($7-9 for a year). It keeps my subs on its website so I can delete them off my iPad when I don't want them on there anymore. I don't know if there is a way to actually download them onto my computer for viewing or not.
     
  11. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think u can. I only view it on my portables but I thought I read somewhere that it is possible
     
  12. iPagan macrumors regular

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    Some users of the Zinio app for iPad have complained that with the app installed, the back up of iPad takes FOREVER!

    Could anyone here comment on that?
     

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