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Sports Illustrated iPad app arrives on the App Store

updated 07:25 pm EDT, Thu June 24, 2010

App combines print content with new media

As promised, Sports Illustrated's iPad app has now arrived on the App Store. The app provides a combination of magazine content and media from SI.com, with a variety of picture galleries, slideshows and videos.

Users can access live scores and configured customized news feeds. The app also provides options to share SI content via social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter.

Sports Illustrated is offering the iPad app as a free download, which includes a sample demonstration issue. Users also have the option to purchase additional SI iPad editions each week for $5.











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  1. jhawk95

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +9

    You have got to be kidding me!

    They are out of their Vulcan minds if they think I am going to pay $5 a week for digital content. That is $260 a year and they don't have to buy paper, print ink on it or send it to me in the mail?

  1. byRyan

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    break it

    If I turned on my iPad and saw Kobe's smug face lookin back at me like that I would punch the screen. Straight up break it in half.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Never enough

    If the NHL got the attention it deserves from SI, I might care.
    Might. Doubtful.

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    I think they're going to need

    subscription prices because that $5 a week is a wee bit high. Magazines are going to need iAd to get extra revenue to lower prices.

  1. fubar_this

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    oh the p***, it burns!

    When the SI Swimsuit issue hits the stands, Apple will be sitting on the biggest iPr0n device out there. Scantily clad models in suggestive poses on a "gorgeous" 10 inch screen. Sounds like p*** to me, but I am guessing Apple will say that it's "art".

    But aside from that--$5, jeez. No way. Maybe that's the anti-p*** measures Steve talked about.

  1. rombe3jr

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Yikes!

    For Wired Magazine to introduce a $4.99 replica of its print magazine, sort of makes sense because that's the news stand price. And they're going to drop that to $3.99 for the second issue anyway. Sports Illustrated is likely doing the same thing here. But to ask $4.99 for partial subscription content and free SI.com content is just insulting.

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