Sunday, January 18, 2015

MacUser UK Closes

Dennis Publishing (via Charles Arthur):

Since its launch in 1985 MacUser has provided its readers with authoritative buying advice, world exclusive reviews, breaking news and practical features. Inspired by the late Felix Dennis’ purchase of an Apple Lisa in 1983, the magazine started life as a bi-monthly magazine but soon upped its frequency to fortnightly as readers and advertisers poured in. The magazine was launched in the USA in 1985 where similar success followed.


The decision to cease publication of MacUser was very tough and one that was not taken lightly. Unfortunately, due to challenging market conditions, the closure was unavoidable.

It’s a tough business.

Update (2015-01-20): There’s also a blog post (via John Gruber).

Matt Gemmell:

It was from MacUser that, variously and over the years, I developed an interest in typography, colour theory, video editing, and a host of other subjects. I’ve been a subscriber, a reader, and even a contributor, and the closing of the magazine is a great loss to the Mac community.

Update (2015-02-01): Also closing are AOL’s TUAW and Mac+, Brazil’s only Apple print magazine.

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