Regardless, it's one of the first and most notable explorations of enhanced magazine content that still retains somewhat of the design and flow of a print magazine, but moves beyond simply replicating a print magazine. The company reportedly sold 24,000 copies of its iPad app in its first 24 hours of availability (generating $119,760 in sales).
In the issue's editor's note, Wired Editor in Chief Chris Anderson wrote:
"The arrival of the tablet represents a grand experiment in the future of media. Over the next few months, we’ll integrate social media and offer a variety of versions and ways to subscribe in digital form. We’ll learn through experimentation, and we will watch closely as our readers teach us how they want to use tablets.
There is no finish line. Wired magazine will be digital from now on, designed from the start as a compelling interactive experience, in parallel with our print edition. Wired is finally, well, wired."