Playboy Enterprises, the media company behind the magazine, this morning announced a web-based subscription service that gives users the opportunity to read, search and explore every single Playboy issue.
It's a web app so point your browser to an iPad-optimized site at i.playboy.com to choose one of the available subscription offerings, $8 per month, $60 per year and $100 for two years. Regardless of your chosen plan, you'll get access to both current issues and every single back issue of Playboy. These are all full-blown and uncensored digital variants of their dead tree editions rather than watered-down versions of the real thing. If you ask me, by adding some class to the situation Playboy is doing for iOS what it did for print in the 1950s.
Beware: link to "iPlayboy" above is potentially NSFW, depending on where you W.
From the inaugural issue with Marilyn Monroe to the current issue with rock heiress Lizzy Jagger on the cover, iPlayboy features every pictorial, interview, Centerfold, investigative reporting piece, story, advertisement and image that ever appeared in the magazine, more than 130,000 pages in total.
Readers can search for a groundbreaking interview they read years ago, find classic fiction, or read about the most-recent celebrity cover model, all in one place.
The site will be updated with each monthly issue so that it includes current content as well as archival features and pictorials.