Dave Caolo on the ratings of the new New Yorker iPad app:

Out of the 582 ratings left as of this writing, 430 are only one star. The vast majority of low scores come from subscribers who are opposed to the app’s cost.

The problem: Apple has yet to provide a way for publishers to allow subscription pricing, and until then publishers need to cover the costs of making iPad editions. Apple please fix this.

Posted by Ben Brooks