Good news! Wired’s iPad app just got free! Well, technically, the issues going forward are free. The older issues (April 2011 and older) still run about $3.99 each.
These issues are not small though – May’s issue is 380MB, so don’t forget to delete when you’re done with them. You’ll also know why your syncing with iTunes is taking so long.
But on the bright side, you get a full multimedia experience for a magazine, from the opening video to even interactive ads. It’s quite obvious that this took work, time and money above and beyond what it takes to put together a print zine, so hopefully their gamble to make it free pays off. I certainly hope so.