Just because Apple’s got a chokehold on iPad magazine distribution doesn’t mean that other tablets won’t allow a subscription model. Up first: Sports Illustrated for Android, which will cost $US4/month on its own, $US5/month (or $US48/year) for a combined print and digital subscription.
The iPad was supposed to herald a new era in publishing. But the growing rift between Apple and Time Inc shows that the early troubles clouding digital magazines have only gotten worse. So, is iTunes a mailbox or a news stand?