A lot of newspaper publishing organizations seem to be hopeful that the iPad will help save them, as newspapers have not been selling so well in recent years.
Right now, it is too early to know what effect, if any, the iPad will have on print media in general, both books and newspapers. Because of all the hype surrounding the iPad, it is easy to forget that the device has not even been released yet. But one thing is certain: it will give newspapers the opportunity to monetize content.
The Wall Street Journal, according to rumors that are not necessarily correct, will offer an iPad subscription for $17.99 per month. The source was a person who is “familiar with the matter.”
It seems to me that if an iPad customer wants to take advantage of all the extra things available for the iPad, he or she would have to spend an exorbitant amount of money. In addition to newspaper subscriptions, there are apps, AT&T’s 3G service, not to mention the high cost of the device itself.
Via PC Magazine, image via Apple.