What Magazine or other subscriptions have you bought on iPad?

rgr555

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 8, 2012
274
0
Mines are:
Time Magazine
National Geographic
NY Times (8 weeks for 99 cents)

I'm really hoping Nat Geo(especially) and Time will go Retina soon. I will consider getting other subscriptions if they are Retina. Popular Science any good?

What magazines/subscription services do you have?
 

HazyCloud

macrumors 68030
Jun 30, 2010
2,747
12
Mine:

MacLife
Wired
Official Xbox Magazine (cancelled after a couple months)

Edit* The Daily


I also get my local paper but that's free with my print subscription.
 
Last edited:

EdMan

macrumors 6502a
Oct 17, 2011
544
193
Michigan
I already subscribed to:

GQ
Golf Magazine
Golf Digest

Downloaded the tablet version which is included with my subscription. Pretty big files. Glad I bought a larger iPad.
 

NATO

macrumors 68000
Feb 14, 2005
1,694
28
Northern Ireland
The Times Newspaper, plus occasional issues of Auto Express and some other mags which I would never have gone out and bought hard copies of.

I love the iPad for instant availability of news and magazines.
 

clborden

macrumors regular
May 12, 2009
189
1
Derby, CT
The Daily & Men's Health. The Daily is great, and so is Men's Health...but they really have to update MH for the retina display. For some reason, the pixelation looks pretty bad to me.
 

DS3

macrumors 6502a
Mar 7, 2011
503
0
I downloaded the free issues of a bunch of stuff and I cant stand reading the ones that are just recreations of the print MAG, particularly because it loads blurry and then gets the retina res. When you zoom in it does that all the time as you move around.

Its cool that you can download some of them for free if you subscribe to print but no thanks on paying for the digital version.

What is there other than the Daily and NY times that have real iPad editions?

Daily seems pretty cool. Using the free trial, considering a subscription.
 

liquidsuns

macrumors 6502
Jun 23, 2009
335
22
Wired
The Daily
MacLife and I'm using my father's paper subscription for Nat Geo.
Used to have Popular Science, but the interface was just to weird and I didn't like the content much.
Had The New Yorker off and on.

None of these, except The Daily, have retina yet and, according to what I've been reading, unless they are to be massive GB size downloads for each magazine, they will need to completely redesign their apps for retina.
 

panzer06

macrumors 68040
Sep 23, 2006
3,016
71
Kilrath
If you mean through "Newsstand" App, PC Gamer (US) is the only one I've paid for. Always liked the print and they finally brought the e-version in line with the print price (it was almost double). No multi-year discount like you get with print. Seems crazy to me but I hardly ever read print.

I have Zinio for several others and the print Time subscription my family has lets me access the e-copy.

Cheers,
 

184550

Guest
May 8, 2008
1,978
2
NYT and GQ only because they're free with my print subscriptions.

NYT is the only one I could see myself paying for.
 

Jookbox

macrumors 6502
Jan 19, 2002
395
0
National Geographic, hopefully they'll upgrade it for the retina display. The Daily was nice and slick, but wasn't a huge fan of the content. Also their anti Obama editorails seem to leak out into the rest of the content. It got annoying.
 

Gatecitybee

macrumors member
Dec 24, 2011
44
0
Greensboro, NC
I have Maxim. I would have Entertainment Weekly but I don't see a way to get an iPad subscription without also getting a print subscription. I really don't want the print version.
 

eneisch

macrumors 6502a
Jul 11, 2008
646
109
I have Maxim. I would have Entertainment Weekly but I don't see a way to get an iPad subscription without also getting a print subscription. I really don't want the print version.
As of this week you can get an iPad only subscription to EW. I signed up for a year yesterday for $24.99 (or you can go monthly for $2.99 per month). A bunch of Time-Life mags are now available as electronic only. There was an article about it the other day on MacRumors.

My subscriptions are:
Entertainment Weekly (yearly)
Mad Magazine (yearly)
MacWorld (monthy)
Engadget Distro (free)
Champion! (yearly)
NY Daily News (yearly)
Wired! (monthly)
Reader's Digest (yearly)
 

TB07-NJ

macrumors 68020
Jul 7, 2008
2,306
130
FORMERLY NJ now FL
NY Daily News

I still prefer reading an actual newspaper or paper magazine than reading it on any device. Something about being able to roll it up and swat flies or pick up dead birds with it that makes it well worthwhile.

I tried doing that with the Daily New on the iPad and the results weren't quite as good.