No, AppleInsider isn't transitioning to a pay-only model, nor are we planing to make changes to any of the numerous access points that readers already tap on a daily basis to enjoy our great content. Instead, we're expanding our mobile footprint with the release of the AppleInsider iPad app as a premium option designed off the feedback we received in the twelve months following the launch of our inaugural iPhone app (which is also getting an update today).
In working with the incredibly gifted crew at digital design firm Crafted, we strove to develop a model for AppleInsider on the iPad that would allow us to deliver a truly uninterrupted browsing experience and still provide the means for continuous updates and feature editions at a cost that would never set readers back more than $0.99 a month. We hope we've succeeded. So go grab a copy now and check it out completely free for 30 days.
If at the end of those 30 days, you'd like to continue receiving our daily news through the app, you can opt into one of three standard subscription packages that average out to between $0.75 and $0.99 per month. If not, you'll still be able to use the new iPad app to enjoy all of AppleInsider's other great services, including its in-depth product reviews, community forums and price guides. You can also continue to follow AppleInsider on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, via RSS, our official iPhone app, or via Safari (or your favorite web browser) on the Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
With that said -- and keeping in mind today's iPad app release sets a foundation for many advancements to come -- we welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org and encourage you to head on over to our iPad App Landing Page and download the app to your iPads (and iPhones).