As we reported earlier, the newly launched UK iPad edition of men's lifestyle magazine GQ is expected to be free for subscribers of the print version. Publisher Conde Nast is currently working on an agreement with Apple and Adobe and although details have yet to be finalised, it is expected that we will see the magazine following the iPad subscription model used by the US edition. In the meantime, you can still download the app.
GQ Magazine UK (iPad)
- iOS 3.2 or later
At the moment, the UK GQ app and a sampler issue can be downloaded for free from iTunes and then an in-app charge of £2.40 can be paid for the July edition, which features an exclusive interview with Jerry Seinfeld as well as a guide to surviving the summer in style along with exclusive iPad video, audio and photography content. You'll need to be 17 years old or over to download the app as it may contain "frequent suggestive themes" as well as "infrequent references to mild realistic violence, mild nudity, crude humour and mild alcohol, tobacco and drug use", says iTunes.
You can expect the same glossy photos and top-notch page design that the print version offers, but all nicely tailored to suit the size and shape of Apple's tablet.
Eventually the app is expected to follow the same path as the US version where users can pay for an annual subscription, or buy single issues, while those that subscribe to the print edition of the magazine will be able to access the iPad version for free. We'll let you know once a subscription deal is confirmed.