Wired magazine has finally become available on the iPad. Users can already download the application from the App Store for $4.99. This is going to be the per issue cost of the magazine but he user won’t have to download a separate applications for each issue. Future issues of Wired will be available for purchase from a library within the application itself.
This has not finally come to pass, with the first issue available for download.
Wired made the following flash-encoded video available as a preview of the magazine. Encoding the video in Flash and making it unplayable on the iPad seems like a particularly dumb and cheap shot at Apple, considering that the people who won’t be able to watch the movie are exactly all the potential magazine buyers. It would seem that the folks at Wired weren’t as unfazed as they appeared to be.
UPDATE: The size of the application had slipped my notice previously. 527 MBs to read a single issue!? These people better rethink what goes into a magazine or else they will be taking up the space for a ton of books, musics and videos.