Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hearst Magazine issues app update for Esquire

Hearst Magazines has issued an app update for its title Esquire after getting ripped by device owners for leaving out an option for print subscribers to access the tablet editions free of charge.

The app description for the update is rather short on details, simply stating that the update "addressed Apple iOS5 issues".

Readers are charged $4.99 per issue for the tablet editions of Esquire, or $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year for a digital subscription.

The app has gotten incredibly negative reviews inside the Apple App Store for its pricing policies. One readers wrote that "I recently paid for a print subscription, assuming Esquire was hip and in tune to their reader's needs. I cannot believe they actually expect their customers to pay twice of the same content."