Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has will launch its dedicated iPad ‘newspaper’ The Daily next month at a special event to be held in New York.
The launch was reportedly delayed from January, a move Apple news sites suggest may have been due to a new subscription feature for iTunes being developed by Apple.
The paper is expected to cost 99cents per week and its performance will be closely watched by the news industry which has largely failed to generate significant income from paid-for digital content.
In December Mr Murdoch’s Sunday Times launched a new ipad app which allows readers to buy the weekly Sunday newspaper for £1.79 a copy with existing Times and Sunday Times subscribers able to access the digital version of paper for free.
The Daily’s launch follows that of Virgin’s underwhelming Project which was plagued by complaints about failed downloads.
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