It’s been a couple of months since Wired first gave us a preview of its planned iPad app, but Wired Magazine is finally available in the App Store. The app appeared in the wee hours of the morning and it offers the June issue of the magazine plus interactive content and extras for iPad readers, including videos and slide shows.
Back in March, Wired had posted the following preview video that featured the magazine’s designers and previews of how the app would work:
We’re happy to say that the app is as shown in this preview with fluid navigation, well-placed interactive content, and eye-pleasingly crisp graphics and text. Wired Magazine has always been one of our favorite publications in paper form and the added features and overall slickness of the iPad version only enhance it, making it well worth the $4.99 price tag in our view.
The Letter from the Editor reveals a few more details about what Wired has in store. Chris Anderson, Wired’s Editor in Chief, promises Wired in digital format for other tablet devices beyond the iPad, as well as social media integration in future versions. In committing to “ways to subscribe in digital form,” it sounds as if future digital issues of Wired for the iPad will need to be purchased individually until the subscription process is worked out.