Next Issue brings 39 all-you-can-read magazines to iPad

Another write up on the Netflix of the magazine world.


Digital magazine joint venture Next Issue Media is finally available for the iPad (s AAPL), three months after it launched for Android. With the app, users can read popular magazines like People, Vogue, the New Yorker and Real Simple for a flat monthly fee.

Next Issue’s expansion to iPad is its first real chance at widespread adoption. The company started up back in 2009, when Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp (s NWS) and Time Inc. (s TWX) teamed up to create a cross-platform digital newsstand — but there were no visible results until the launch of a digital storefront “preview” on the Samsung Galaxy tablet in May 2011. The launch for Android (s GOOG) 3.0 (Honeycomb) and above in April 2012 was a small step forward, but few people owned the right tablet.

With Next Issue’s launch on iPad, there’s a better opportunity to see whether…

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