Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Discounted iPad subscriptions arrive for Condé Nast's Wired Magazine app; 1 year sub priced the same as print

Like other Condé Nast magazines with iPad applications, Wired has now updated its app and is now offering subscriptions through in-app purchases. It took a lot of complaining by iPad owners, lots of negative reviews, but finally tablet owners can subscribe to Wired without feeling ripped off – we'll now see how many actually buy.
iPad owners who have downloaded the WIRED Magazine app can still buy individual issues at $3.99 per pop. But now the magazine offers two kinds of subscriptions: a one month subscription for $1.99, and a one year subscription for $19.99 – both subscriptions are self-renewing until cancelled by the iPad owner.

Print subscribers get free access to the iPad edition – and right now the magazine is also $19.99 for a one year subscription.

Wired has yet to update their website to reflect the new ability to subscribe through the app, though that will probably happen by the end of the day as the updated app has just appeared in the App Store.