After months of negotiations Time Inc. and Apple have finally come to an agreement with regards iPad subscriptions, with Time Inc. now making all its iPad editions free for print subscribers.
As of tomorrow subscribers to Sports Illustrated, Time, and Fortune magazines will be able to access iPad content via apps that will authenticate them as subscribers.
Apple had informed publishers earlier this year that they could not offer free subscriptions for iPad editions through a newspaper and magazine subscription service at Apple’s App Store. With subscribers to any publications having to go through Apple’s Store to sign up for any iPad-edition publications, with Apple taking a 30 percent share of any subscription revenue.
Source : WJS