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Hearst Titles Now Available on Apple's Newsstand Days Ahead of Other Channels

Apple has rolled out a new feature for Newsstand, allowing select publishers to be featured in a new Read Them Here First section, reports TechCrunch.

Hearst is the first publisher to be featured, and its entire catalog is available to subscribers several days before the print editions hit newsstands, and before its magazines hit other platforms like Amazon's Kindle Fire.

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The exclusive arrangement varies by individual publication in terms of how far in advance you’ll be able to get the various Hearst titles compared to in print and from other online storefronts like Amazon’s Kindle marketplace, but each will be available at least a few days in advance, I’m told. Existing subscribers will get early access, as well as those signing up for the first time.
The exclusive publishing window is a nice perk for potential subscribers and iPad owners, though it seems unlikely that getting a magazine a few days early would, on its own, sway potential tablet purchasers to the iPad.

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23 months ago
I look forward to reading none of those.
Rating: 13 Votes
23 months ago
I'm probably in the extreme minority here, but I still prefer magazines in the physical form. I do wish Apple would finally give the option to remove the Newsstand app or put it in a folder.
Rating: 12 Votes
23 months ago

The exclusive publishing window is a nice perk for potential subscribers and iPad owners, though it seems unlikely that getting a magazine a few days early would, on its own, sway potential tablet purchasers to the iPad.


Why the anti-Apple spin, and not just the facts?

This is one of the many things that would sway someone to get an iPad. Of course, 'on it's own' - no. But that statement was specifically crafted to say something bad about something good.
Rating: 9 Votes
23 months ago

I hope your sarcasm tag is on.

MOST of what is on MacRumors is Anti-Apple spin. Anytime someone says they like something Apple does, no matter how benign, it's bashed 2 to 1.


Comments yes. However articles by staff are generally fairly neutral or lean on Apple's side. Never do you see an article coming across as being spun in a negative way towards Apple.
Rating: 7 Votes
23 months ago

Why the anti-Apple spin, and not just the facts?

"Anti-Apple" spin? On MacRumors? You have got to be joking.

Yes, they're wrong. But it has nothing to do with Apple and everything to do with naïveté about how people read magazines — especially some of these titles. Cosmo? Elle? O? Absolutely, a couple of days early will sway people to read magazines on their already-purchased iPads, if not to purchase new iPads.
Rating: 5 Votes
23 months ago
"Apple has rolled out a new feature for Newsstand"

Darn, I was hoping it would be the ability to remove the empty bookshelves. I don't want Newsstand.
Rating: 5 Votes
23 months ago
awesome !
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago

Cydia.


I don't jailbreak.
Rating: 3 Votes
23 months ago
While everyone is busy making off-topic comments, I'm going to read Time and MotorTrend on my iPad tomorrow at my doctor appointment, and excited to that my Car and Driver subscription will now arrive sooner.

This isn't a bad thing folks, it's actually pretty cool. I welcome any improvements to the eBook and magazine experience on iOS devices
Rating: 3 Votes
23 months ago
With printed magazines you pay for the cost of paper and printing by subscribing or purchasing at the store or news stand. With digital media the actual cost of dispensing the media is almost non-existent. All digital magazines should be free and the publishers make money with advertising. I suppose you could have a pay option for those who don't want ads. Paying high subscription costs will not fly for me. No sale.
Rating: 3 Votes

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