It's been a minor quibble, but a persistant one; Time Inc. magazines—including Sports Illustrated, People, and Entertainment Weekly—have been available on the iPad for some time, but as individually siloed apps. You couldn't group them in Newsstand, but more importantly you couldn't subscribe through iTunes.…
It's been two years since Next Issue Media was first announced but the subscription-swapping, all-you-can-read digital news-stand is set to launch tomorrow.
If you're an iPad-owning subscriber to the dead tree versions of Time, Sports Illustrated, or Fortune you've had a pretty frustrating ride lately. Namely: you've had to pay twice for largely the same content. Until today, that is.