Jann Wenner is finally breaking down and joining the rest of the free world publishing companies by launching iPad apps. According to mocoNews, Rolling Stone and Us Weekly will be coming to Apple’s tablet in early 2012.
Up first though is “The Beatles: The Ultimate Album-by-Album Guide,” an app that will accompany the Rolling Stone book by the same name. The app will be available for $9.99 and feature interviews with musicians, over 60 pictures and — this is completely unconfirmed — a lengthy report on the socio-economical ramifications of naming your child Ringo.
The foray into the tablet world is some rather shocking news, considering that just a few months ago Wenner said magazines launching on the iPad was “crazy.” Perhaps when he heard that the iPad is boosting magazine sales he realized that being a little insane can be quite lucrative.