Consumer Reports Launches Subscriptions on iPad
(Press Release) Yonkers, NY, December 1, 2011–The iPad becomes a whole lot more consumer-friendly as Consumer Reports brings its flagship publication, Consumer Reports magazine, to an even wider digital audience.
Debuting with the January 2012 issue that hits newsstands on Tuesday, Dec. 6, consumers can subscribe to the iPad edition of Consumer Reports, which includes interactive features and an enhanced version of the monthly magazine. Access to the iPad version is included with all print subscriptions to Consumer Reports magazine.
Additionally, Consumer Reports has expanded its suite of smartphone apps to help consumers make better purchasing decisions in their everyday lives.
“The launch of the digital magazine format and expanded apps provide our readers with even greater access to the advice and reviews they expect and rely on from Consumer Reports,” said Chris Moody, Director and General Manager, Print Products for Consumer Reports.
More than four million print subscribers to Consumer Reports magazine will have access to the iPad app as part of their print subscription. The iPad-only edition of Consumer Reports is available on iTunes at $4.99 for a single issue or by monthly or annual subscriptions priced at $2.99 and $24.99 respectively.
Subscriptions to ConsumerReports.org, that include full access to the mobile website, are $26 and for an additional $12, the iPad edition can be added/. Consumer Reports/ is also available on the Kindle Fire, The NOOKColor and NOOK iPad, iPhone and Android app as well as through Zinio.
The suite of smartphone apps will be available immediately for both iPhones and/or Androids. The apps focus on assisting consumers with their purchasing decisions by providing Ratings, reviews, and advice on a wide array of products and services.
The apps that are now available are:
Consumer Reports Mobile Shopper ($4.99 for one year, non-recurring) allows users to search, browse or scan a barcode to access product information, pricing, reviews, and online and local shopping. This useful app offers ad-free access to expert and unbiased Consumer Reports ratings, brand reliability evaluations, buying advice and detailed user reviews on thousands of products.