'The New Yorker' Subscriptions Go Live on iPad

125138 new yorker cover 051611

As noted by All Things Digital reports, Conde Nast has followed through on last week's claims that the publisher would begin offering subscriptions to its stable of magazines via the iPad App Store using Apple's in app subscription mechanism. As previously reported, The New Yorker is the first title to debut with subscriptions, but another seven titles should be rolling out soon.

An updated version of that magazine's iPad app gives lets users subscribe to the weekly magazine for $5.99 a month, or the equivalent of a $1.50 an issue. That's a steep discount from the app's old model, which only sold individual issues for $4.99 a pop.

Conde Nast is selling an annual subscription to the iPad app for $59.99; a yearly subscription to the print version of the magazine costs $69.95. Very important: Conde says print subscribers will get iPad access for free.

Several reports over the weekend had pointed to a $19.99 annual subscription rate and $1.99 per-issue pricing, but those figures appear to be for the publisher's other titles that are published on a monthly basis. As a weekly magazine, The New Yorker requires a substantial higher subscription fee. Still, single issues of The New Yorker remain priced at $4.99, a significant premium over even the monthly subscription option.

Related Roundup: iPad
Buyer's Guide: iPad (Caution)
Related Forum: iPad

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Pro Max Generic Feature 2

5 Biggest Changes Rumored for iPhone 16 Pro Max

Tuesday May 21, 2024 7:29 am PDT by
Given Apple's rumored plan to add an all-new high-end tier to its iPhone 17 series in 2025, this could be the year for Apple to bring its boldest "Pro Max" model to the table — the kind of iPhone 16 upgrade that stands tall above its siblings, both figuratively and literally. If you have been holding out for the iPhone 16 Pro Max, here are five of the biggest changes rumored to be coming...
iOS 17

Apple Releases iOS 17.5.1 With Fix for Reappearing Photos Bug

Monday May 20, 2024 10:11 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1, minor updates to the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 operating system updates that came out last September. The 17.5.1 updates come a week after the launch of iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5. iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. According to Apple's...
maxresdefault

iPhone SE 4 With Face ID Said to Be Priced Below $500

Monday May 20, 2024 3:43 am PDT by
Apple is targeting a sub-$500 starting price for its upcoming fourth-generation iPhone SE model despite a raft of rumored upgrades coming to the more affordable device. According to leaker Revegnus on X, the U.S. launch price of the fourth-generation iPhone SE will either remain at the same $429 starting price as the current model, or will see an increase of around 10%. Either way, Apple's...
microsoft surface pro qualcomm

Microsoft Says New Surface Pro is Faster Than 15" M3 MacBook Air

Monday May 20, 2024 3:19 pm PDT by
Microsoft is going all in on AI, today introducing a series of Copilot+ PCs that have AI-focused hardware. The new Surface Pro is one of the first Copilot+ PCs, equipped with Qualcomm's Arm-based Snapdragon X Elite processor. Microsoft is already pitting the Surface Pro against Apple's M3 MacBook Air, and in marketing materials, claims that the Surface Pro has superior processing power and...
iPhone 15 Pro Cameras

iPhone 16 Pro Max to Feature New 48MP Wide and Ultra Wide Cameras

Tuesday May 21, 2024 3:36 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 16 Pro Max will boast a bigger main camera sensor while both iPhone 16 Pro models will feature a 48-megapixel Ultra Wide camera for the first time, claims a rumor coming out of Asia. According to Weibo user OvO Baby Sauce OvO, the main camera of the iPhone 16 Pro Max will be based on an advanced custom 48-megapixel Sony IMX903 sensor. In contrast, the iPhone 16 Pro will use...

Top Rated Comments

MurphyM Avatar
170 months ago
Just as the WSJ can charge for their information (and get it), I think the New Yorker is one of the few magazines that might get $60/year as a workable model. Long-form journalism is rare today. Those who like it will pay.

Plus they get cartoons. :) .....

Couldn't agree more. I've canceled most of my print subscriptions at this point. The content really got thin, and any smartphone can deliver an endless stream of content.

But the New Yorker is different, densely-packed week after week. The thinning of the print herd is already well underway, but I don't see the New Yorker sweating much.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomkeddie Avatar
170 months ago
Internation subs?

I think the big market here will be international subs.

Being a weekly makes the postage a significant part of the cost, the price difference between international subs (Canada $US90, Rest of the World $US120) is much greater. An additional bonus is being able to read them in the week of publication instead of the usual 2-3 week delay.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fifthworld Avatar
170 months ago
Yes, this is stealing - it is just wrong.

THIS is the reason why many companies won't give out free subscriptions to current subscribers - this is why people have to pay for digital and paper in many cases. This is stealing from EVERYONE, not that company that publishes - they just raise the price (and make everyone pay for your theft) or they will stop offering the free download and make again everyone else pay for your theft. It is abusing of the system and just theft - can't see anything good in your behavior.

I disagree. I've been longtime subscriber of several music magazines (paper) and never felt there is anything wrong in sharing them with my friends.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
See Flat Avatar
170 months ago
Thankfully my friend won't give up on the paper edition so we'll likely split the $70 cost, he'll take paper and I'll take digital. Probably quasi-stealing, right? Anyone else doing this?
Even at $60 for the year (ipad only) it's still awesome considering the previous price.

Not quasi-stealing. It is stealing.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kuwisdelu Avatar
170 months ago
Good news for me. I like the New Yorker, but hate how the print versions pile up in my tiny apartment.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThunderSkunk Avatar
170 months ago
Awesome! Will purchase.

Purchas like crazy.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)