The next issue of Wired will be free thanks to a sponsorship by Adobe, makers of the digital content tools used to make the issue. You can get the issue for free by first downloading the Wired iPad app and then downloading the may issue from inside the app. It’s supposed to available today but it’s not listed yet.
Normally issues sell for $3.99, which is rather high considering that the cost of a 1 year subscription is only $10 (I still get renewal offers). Subscriptions still aren’t offered on the iPad, unfortunately, and there’s no information on when that will change. But even if it did offer subscriptions, I’m not sure that it would be worth it. One complaint I keep hearing about Wired is that the content of the magazine will often show up on the website a few weeks later.
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