December 22, 2012
After much hemming and hawing, The Wall Street Street Journal has finally entered Apple's Newsstand. As noted by AllThingsD, which is part of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, the widely read Dow Jones-owned newspaper had been one of the most prominent holdouts from Newsstand. It now joins other high-profile publications offering subscriptions through the popular digital newspaper and magazine app, including The New York Times and Time Magazine. As it happens, the latter publication signed up for Newsstand just months ago. Now that The Wall Street Journal for iOS is a Newsstand app, it is now accessible within the Newsstand folder. Also, it's now able to automatically deliver new issues to your device overnight as well as alerts about breaking news as they happen. The new app offers two subscription options. There's the $12.99 per month smartphone-only access, which includes iPhone. And there's the $21.99 per month all digital access, which includes iPhone, iPad, and WSJ.com. Of course, whichever option you choose, your payment is charged to your iTunes account, from which Apple gets its proprietary 30 percent share of all subscription revenue. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.1 or later, The Wall Street Journal is available now as a free Newsstand app in the App Store.