Now that iOS 5 has been released and devices now have the 'Newsstand' feature, I've been considering switching over some of my print magazine subscriptions to the iPad platform.
Does anyone know what happens to your existing issues after an iOS magazine subscription is canceled? After downloading the "free" app for a magazine (such as PC Gamer), you have the choice of either buying individual issues at a high price or "subscribing" on either a monthly or annual basis. The subscription can be stopped at any time (and will expire at the end of the current paid period.)
After the subscription is stopped, can you continue to access the issues that you received during the paid subscription (and, importantly, will you still have access to them using the 'Restore paid issues' option on a new device even if you don't have a then-current subscription)? Or do you lose all access to the issues after the subscription payments stop? (I'm really hoping that's not how it works, but it wouldn't surprise me. I think it should work like a paper magazine; i.e. when your subscription ends, the issues on your shelf don't spontaneously combust...)