Apple iPad magazine launches are starting to emerge. Condé Nast has previously revealed details of it iPad plans, now Wired’s editor-in-chief, Chris Anderson, has announced that his title will head to the iPad in the summer.
Wired’s creative director, Scott Dadich, and Jeremy Clark from Adobe worked on a tablet version of Wired over the past six months. A Wired tablet version was first demonstrated back in November (see the video above).
At the TED 2010 conference in California, Anderson and Clark revealed the virtual version of Wired on a super-sized iPad mock-up.
The Apple iPad version of Wired allows readers to drag their finger across pages to browse up and down and flip through pages. Turning the iPad horizontally flips the magazine to show a double page spread.
The Wired iPad app will take advantage of the Apple device’s ability to show media with the ability to touch a photo and jump straight to a video. Ads will also be interactive. Clark showed a Camaro ad during his demonstration which allowed him to rotate and flip the car.
Though Anderson has confirmed that Wired’s iPad version will arrive in the summer, Condé Nast has yet to confirm pricing or which local editions will get their own iPad apps. Apple iBook downloads aren’t guaranteed for the UK launch of the iPad but hopefully magazines will make it here in time for launch.
Due Summer | £TBA | Wired