TechCrunch is reporting that Apple will provide access to digital editional of Hearst magazine titles days before the print editions are out.
This is a big move, one that makes the print edition a second class citizen to the digital edition. It is a move that makes sense for Apple, the publisher and the digital consumer yet one I wish was not being made.
After a relatively quiet year on the digital front for magazines maybe 2013 will see more activity.
This move will, no doubt, be considered by some newsagents as they consider space allocation for magazines.