John Biggs at TechCrunch analyzes why the New Yorker app is far superior to the magazine, and why this is officially the death of print:
The iPad version includes everything that currently exists in the print title… except in a much cleaner form. Each issue costs $4.99 and e-only subscriptions cost $59 a year. iPad and print subscriptions cost $69.
There are no graphical tricks, not too many multimedia events, and when there are, they’re great (one poetry reading by Sherman Alexie in the latest issue was amazing). And even the ads are unobtrusive and, dare I say it, beautiful in full living color… This is a full rethinking of the title and changes entirely how we consume long-form writing.
But nothing will convince you of how cool the New Yorker app is quite like having it sold to you by Jason Schwartzman, hipster rockstar: