iPhone Magazine - Would anyone subscribe?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iphonewiz, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. iphonewiz macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    With the release of the new SDK, perhaps it's time for an iPhone magazine to hit them market! Would anyone be interested in subscribing to such an animal?

    Also, what are your favorite mags now?

    Mine are:

    1. Wired
    2. Macworld
    3. Fast Company
    4. Car and Driver
    5. Business 2.0
  2. nazuk macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2007
    England, UK
    I personally can't see the point of any kind of paper iPhone Magazine.

    I feel things change with the iPhone so quickly, in terms of developing stories, jailbreaks, etc - that the internet is just so much more up to date.

    The Magazine to me will feel so out of date by the time it is published, and subsequently read.

    Also, there are so many dedicated websites out there on the internet, with so much more information (yes, some of it repetitive and some drivel too) - but at least it's a wide range of information, blogs, and news stories.

    PS: I don't have a iPhone, but I am planning to buy the 3G version when it comes out in the UK. :D
  3. mark625 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    to be honest I'd subscribe. it'd be cooler to have an apple newsletter/magazine though kinda like what dell has.

    I stick to surfing magazine and transworld skate
  4. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    That is exactly the way I feel about Macworld, MacUser, MacFormat as well… :D
    By the time they get to the news agents they are out of date.
  5. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Not where you live.
    I was given a really good iPhone book to review.

    The book was really well written and nicely laid out, but I believe that anyone buying an iPhone probably knows most of the information that was in it. The real neophyte would probably find it interesting, but I feel that there aren't many of those around, and there's lots of stuff online for the newbie.

    So no, I would not subscribe. That said, a magazine about coding for the iPhone would be interesting.

    BTW, my favorite magazine for the Mac is a British one called iCreate. As it's an import, it's expensive, but it's loaded with tutorials for all the popular apps.

    I advise all Mac people to check it out.

  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I'd go for...

    something ONLINE v. a magazine, (too much paper floating around here on the West Coast, as witnessed by the paper getting stuck in the grill on them NASCAR vehicles, causing them to overheat during the California 500 in Fontana, California). :cool:
  7. pedroistheman macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2007
    FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don't subscribe to any of the mags you mentioned and I didn't join this site until I got my iphone. The content might get a bit repetitive in a regular magazine, but I could definitely see myself subscribing to something like that...
  8. pedroistheman macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2007
    The magazine would have iphone news. It wouldn't be a "how-to" manual!
  9. JCastro macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    I might get a subscription to it. It might be nice to have laying around. I agree that Mags tend to be behind a little bit but it is nice thumb through here and there.
  10. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    If there actually was something worth reading in most.
    It seems as if 3/4 of all computer magazines are advertisements… :eek:
  11. unmadeup macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    I think that's the point - rather than the problem. Computer magazines are surviving while other mags decline because of the specialist advertising. Whether a magazine about iPhones could attract such advertising, I'm not so sure. Buyers have already spent their cash on an iPhone by the time they pick up the magazine, and I don't think there are enough peripherals and add-ons to the iPhone to create a decent advertisers' market for long enough to allow a magazine to pay back the initial investment.
  12. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2008
    Sorry, but I wouldn't. News changes too fast and is available for free on a tech product. The apps will be easy to search for and discussed on a bunch of iPhone sites (the good apps anyway!).
  13. ayale99 macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2007
    Nope. Macrumors pretty much covers all my Apple news needs.

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