As April 3rd fast approaches, we seem to have seen more of digital text and media content on the iPad than anything else. After Amazon tipped their hand with their Kindle for Tablets app, and iBooks pricing apparently leaked, it’s now the turn of digital magazines to get some figures attached. According to – bizarrely – sources close to the WSJ, and reported by the WSJ, the newspaper is planning a $17.99 monthly subscription fee for its iPad version.
They’ve also apparently been tipped off on other publisher’s plans too. Esquire is expected to have their first digital version – which will include embedded video content – ready shortly after the iPad launch, and to price it at $2.99, undercutting the physical version of the April 2010 issue by $2.
Meanwhile Men’s Health are expected to price their iPad magazines at the same amount as their newsstand copies, $4.99, having offered 10-page iPad previews of the April and May issues. Both the WSJ and NYT are believed to have been granted early access to the iPad hardware, though conversely none of the magazine publishers have apparently been offered the same.
[via Everything iPad]