• $19.99 annual ($4.99 each issue)
Okay, we don't normally go out of our way to announce the latest magazine subscription available in digital format, but this one was of the last holdout titles we still receive in printed magazine format...until now. National Geographic is now available via iTunes subscription for the iPad, a great option for those of us looking to rid more paper waste and enjoy some of the best photography and writing still out there.
Extra features include a few targeted interactive features, a daily news feed, a Twitter feed, and editors' picks of best user-submitted photographs added to this premiere August issue launching the $19.99/year digital subscription. But to be honest, straight up high quality pages with a few choice video excerpts would have been good enough, without the bells and whistles eMagazine publishers have been adding in hopes of transitioning subscribers from the world of print to pads.
And the last bit of good news: a sample issue is available for free to download via the free National Geographic Magazine app (we're downloading the 195mb file as we type).