If you’re hoping to get New York Post content for free on your iPad, you’re probably better off buying a clone. As of this weekend, the New York Post has decided that iPad users need to pay for the right to read content on their iPad, whereas everyone else, no matter what the device, can continue to get select articles for free, whether it’s on a tablet or a computer. If you’re currently reading the New York Post in Safari on your iPad, you’ll now be served up an advertisement asking you to purchase their application on the App Store.
The newspaper will cost iPad users $1.99 initially for a thirty day subscription, but $6.99 per month, $39.99 for six months, or $74.99 for a year after the initial trial period, despite largely being free for others.
Here’s the rant
There seems to be an increasingly large movement of companies charging iPad users, but providing the rest of the world with free content. As a consumer, it sickens me. We get that companies need to make a dollar to survive, and we’re more than willing to pay for the right to use or read these publications, unless we’re the only people who seem to be paying. When web users, Android users, and other clone users are free to navigate the newspaper carte blanche online while we’re left paying the tab, it sends a pretty clear message to individuals. It says ‘iPad users are dumb enough to pay for this garbage, so we’ll only charge them.’ And trust us, a majority of their content is complete garbage.
Well, here’s a newsflash. From now on, any company who thinks it’s okay to charge iOS users, but gives away their stuff for free to others, is going on my shit list. App deleted. Respect lost. A move like this is discriminatory and outright pathetic. If you think I’m dumb enough to pay for your crappy magazine so others can use it for free, you have another thing coming.
Article Via Wired
Here’s the download link if you’re willing to be taken advantage of…