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The holiday's over. After being available for free for the past 3 months thanks to a sponsorship deal from Channel 4, The Guardian is set to start charging for its iPad app.

Starting this Friday, current users will be asked to pay £9.99 a month for the app. Not everyone will have to pay right away: new users will be given a seven day trial period before they face any fees, and print subscribers will get the app at no extra cost. But even with these offers, the charge is The Guardian's highest fee for any digital product. The paper's mobile app, by comparison, costs £2.99 for six months, £4.99 for a year and is free in the US.

In an article for Paid Content, Robert Andrews speculates that The Guardian could generate significant revenue if it manages to convert the same proportion of free users into paying subscribers on the iPad and it has done on the iPhone. Andrews writes that The Guardian may be able to convert 47,600 of its current 280,000 active monthly users into paying customers, which would produce £475,000 per month, before Apple takes its 30% cut.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-01-10 18:23

A leading design patent expert predicts that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) will be unable to stop Samsung from selling its Galaxy tablet in the United States in the near future, and says the press has misunderstood a dramatic moment in the patent trial taking place between the tech giants. Court filings unsealed this week in California suggest he is right.

Recall that, in October, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh waved two tablets in the air and asked Samsung's attorney if he could tell which was the Galaxy and which was the iPad.

Continue reading on mocoNews.net

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-07 10:10

Newspaper publishers are raving about Apple Newsstand, saying they have seen a drastic increase in app downloads since its Oct. 12 launch.

Newsstand, a feature included in iOS 5, provides a portal for tablet users to select which newspaper and magazine apps they want to read on a daily basis, and automatically downloads them in the background to users' tablets and smartphones. It also brings renewed importance to the newspaper cover.

Continue reading on Editor & Publisher

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-12-05 18:23

After an initial wave of excitement about iPad magazines, some publishers have dialed back their enthusiasm. But the readers who have actually downloaded them like them quite a bit.

So says a survey commissioned by a publishers' trade group: It finds that two-thirds of people who read magazines on tablets and e-readers think they'll be spending more time with digital issues over the next year.

Continue reading on All Things Digital

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-23 10:05

Publishers, don't start skimping on your iPad editions now. Magazine and newspaper apps' quality seems to be the most important factor in their success with consumers, according to the first annual "The State of the App" report from McPheters & Company's iMonitor service, drawing on iMonitor's evaluations of 3,000 apps from publishers around the world.

Continue reading on Ad Age Mediaworks

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-31 09:28

by Jeff Sonderman

Editor's note: With news of Steve Jobs' passing on Oct. 5, we thought it was appropriate to republish this story, written when he resigned as CEO of Apple.

Steve Jobs resigned Wednesday as CEO of Apple Inc., but his legacy will be felt in the news industry for years to come.

In the past five years, Jobs' Apple has simultaneously disrupted, transformed and aided the news industry.

Continue reading on Poynter

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-06 20:38

by Frédéric Filloux

Do encapsulated digital editions make sense? Is the notion of having a "news container", similar to a newspaper or magazine, a relic of the past or is it still associated with quality journalism? In an era of instant information, is it worth proposing a self-contained, stop-motion shot of the news cycle?

For some, the reflexive answer involves market research, readers samplings and the like. I don't think so. I'd rather abide by one of Steve Jobs' sayings:

Continue reading on Monday Note

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-26 09:50

The magazine industry's current interest and investment in tablets beyond the iPad can be described as tentative at best.

It's not terribly surprising. Even by the most conservative of estimates, the iPad will make up the lion's share of worldwide tablet sales for the next three to four years. Nearly seven of every ten tablets in consumers' hands at year's end will be iPads, Gartner forecasts.

Continue reading on Mashable

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-29 09:53

by George Brock

The Times reaches 100,000 digital subscribers and I'm still baffled by their online strategy. I ought to be better-placed than many to figure out what they're up to (declaration: I used to work there). But it's not easy.

Continue reading on georgebrock.net

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-05 09:47

This report focuses on what has been learned so far about news consumption behaviors on Apple iPads from research conducted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), The Associated Press, Online Publishers Association and Google's AdMob subsidiary between July 2010 and June 2011. While competing devices are now making their way into the consumer marketplace, their numbers were insignificant compared to the iPad when this research was conducted.

Continue reading on the Reynolds Journalism Institute site

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-05 09:39

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