This is part of the Top Magazine iPad series
At first glance, it seems a bit strange that such a big name in the magazine industry as Newsweek would charge only half of what many other magazines are pricing their own iPad apps (usually on a $4.99 per issue basis). The download of the app itself is free, (and even comes with a free mini mag version featuring Obama), but after a short-lived play with the Newsweek app though, it soon became an unfortunate truth to me that the $2.99 pricing was probably just about acceptable. Perhaps it is to emulate the sleeker and minimalist look they’ve adopted for the website, but on the iPad, it kind of hits a flat note. Here’s a rating list of why.