People App Now Available, Opens the Door for Others
Until now, other magazines were selling issues for the iPad at the newsstand price. Publishers said that Apple had rejected the option of allowing subscribing customers access to free digital versions without explaining its policy.
It’s not clear what took so long but now that People has this option available, other are expect to follow. It’s likely to see publishers such as, Sports Illustrated, Time, Fortune and Playboy to offer print subscribers the free digital version.
Publishers are also wanting to ability to sell subscriptions through the App Store, which is still not available.
Originally posted 2010-08-19 20:30:31.