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Rolling Stone magazine delivers an iPad app

If we were to go back a couple of years you would remember that Wenner Media said that they would never entertain the idea of publishing their magazines on tablet devices, so we find it funny how they have now released Rolling Stone for the Apple iPad — although it’s no real surprise considering the kind of circulation the app could generate.

Purchasing a physical copy of the Rolling Stone magazine will cost you $4.99, but if you were to subscribe to the iPad edition then each copy would cost $1.99 each month. However, you do have the opportunity to pay for a year’s subscription for just $19.99, a saving of $3.89. As a way to promote this new application you can get a free-trail for one-month.

It’s great news that Wenner Media relented and made Rolling Stone available on Newsstand, and even though there were already Kindle and Nook versions before the iPad this is seen as a far bigger deal, one that could prove very lucrative for the company.

While you cannot beat having a physical copy of Rolling Stone magazine in front of you, you can’t deny how awesome it is for some to be able to link directly to iTunes for songs and albums related to a certain interview of the most up-to-date news. However, there will be those who believe the publication is nothing more than a dinosaur and the publisher is desperately trying to gain more revenue because of changing tastes.

Is there still a market for such magazines? Maybe there is some truth to this because I stopped buying magazines and newspapers many years ago, as I find all that I need online.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

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