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June 24, 2019

Apple News+ is cheap at twice the price

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A subscription to Apple News+ costs $9.99/month = $119.88/year.

A subscription to the New Yorker costs $149.99/year.

Oh, yeah, one more thing: Apple News+ includes the New Yorker — along with subscriptions to over 250 other newspapers and magazines, including every title you're likely to find at an airport newsstand.

Besides which, magazines on an iPad are way better than the increasingly thin paper versions: color is more vibrant, images sharper, it's much easier to "page" through them, you can send pictures and clips and articles to people as you're reading or save them for later for yourself.

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Lagniappe: unlike with a New Yorker subscription cancellation, which may or not result in a refund of the unpaid portion after a long time on hold and then a semi-combative phone call with the service department, you can quickly cancel your Apple News+ subscription here and now online, since it's on a monthly basis.

Also, you never have to worry about not receiving an issue or getting several at a time weeks late, or magazines arriving looking like they took part in a Times Square New Year's Eve celebration.

June 24, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


Comments

The drawback I've heard is you aren't getting the full edition, just the stories that they choose to surface.

Posted by: Greg | Jun 24, 2019 11:02:55 AM

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