Posted by The New Yorker.
Wonderful news! We’ve finally figured out how to take the weekly print edition of The New Yorker and fold it down to a three-inch size that fits inside your iPhone. Our new app has every story, every cartoon, every em dash, every illustration, and the new issue is available each Monday. Plus, there are special audio and video features previously found only in the tablet edition. Poets reading their poems. Music clips. TV commentary. Slide shows. Excerpts. Infographics. Links to source materials and pieces from the archive.
But wait, there’s more: The app makes it easy to share New Yorker stories via Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail. And for those of you who like to read the cartoons first, there is a cartoon gallery that also includes bonus cartoons from the archive each week. And you can enter the cartoon caption contest right from your phone.
We realize that this is all a little head-spinning. Here to provide clarity and direction is Ms. Lena Dunham, who wrote and directed this introduction to the iPhone edition, and brought along two partners in crime, Jon Hamm and Alex Karpovsky:
Download this week’s issue for free. After the launch issue, readers may download The New Yorker app, and then subscribe for $59.99 per year, or buy individual issues for $5.99 each. Current print, iPad, and Kindle Fire subscribers will receive full access to the mobile app.