Wall Street Journal On IPad Nearly 150% More Expensive Than Print Version

Posted: Apr 2 2010, 10:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:22pm CDT , in Hot Gadgets


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Unlike most other publications that are releasing digital versions on the iPad, the Wall Street Journal on Apple's tablet device will be more expensive than buying the newspaper in print.

Subscribers to the print version of WSJ already get access to WSJ.com, which contains archived content, video, and other enhanced material outside of the daily newspaper.

For that typical subscription, it costs customers $2.69 per week or $11.67 per month.

However, the iPad version of the publication is $3.99 per week or $17.29 per month.

That's a 48% premium to be able to read the Journal on your iPad. That does include access to exclusive content, and subscribers can save and archive their own collection to go back for easy review. Still, such a large price hike seems unreasonable.

Most periodicals on the iPad are planning on charging the same amount, or less, than the newsstand price. For some, this even includes a bunch of iPad-exclusive features as well. So the Wall Street Journal's pricing structure is kind of unexpected.

Well, take it for what it's worth. The WSJ app is now available on the iPad for those who think the unparalleled premium pricing is worth it.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.




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