New Yorker app finally gets it right

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by important, May 9, 2011.

  1. important macrumors member

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    Per reports last week, as of this morning, if you are a print subscriber to the New Yorker, you now get the iPad app content for free.

    Additionally, they are running some new pricing on subscriptions:

    $40/year for a combined print and digital (iPad included) subscription or $70 for two years. I called to extend my current subscription and they threw in a third year for another $30.

    My only regret is that they don't offer a "digital only" subscription.

    Subscription info here:

    https://w1.buysub.com/pubs/N3/NYR/s...0900366025160&vid=2&cds_response_key=I8JNAALX
     
  2. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    if there is no digital only subscription, then they haven't gotten it right. Why should they pay to produce a paper magazine that I don't want and will go right in the recycle bin?
     
  3. important thread starter macrumors member

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    I believe digital-only is $60 a year, which is dumb - it should be less expensive than physical + digital, but...they make their money selling ads in the physical magazine, so they want to keep that circulation up.
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I thought it was less for just the digital. Ten dollars or so. But it is still less.
     
  5. pagansoul macrumors 65816

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    A dollar an issue is a good price for the New Yorker. Remember a year is over 47 issues. I would think that you should get an even bigger discount for just digital but I guess it will be a while before they start doing that.
     
  6. bmat macrumors 6502

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    This is a much better model. It was annoying that Conde Nash was complaining about people not subscribing when they wanted $4.99 an issue. Now at least they can see if it's not worth it.

    Does anyone know if you have more than 1 iPad attached to your account whether you get the content on both? Or if that requires two subscriptions -- one for each.
     
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    This is a good question. I am hoping it can be used on any device you have or use.
     
  8. mlstein, May 9, 2011
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    Really? It just says "digital subscription," and I got an email solicitation for print, ipad, and web--note they list these as separate--for $69.99. It sounds like the $49.99 might be for print and web only and the ipad subscription is another $20.00. That would have made sense with the reports that the ipad sub would cost $20 a year--but then again, the ipad app itself says that a one-year subscription is $59.99.
     
  9. btrav13 macrumors 6502

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    I think they are pretty close to getting it right. Until advertisers are completely comfortable with "iPad app" advertising I think they are still going to push people to take the print copy...but it's a huge step in the right direction, and digital only will be coming for most of these mags/publications.
     

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