The much awaited launch of the iPad news service The Daily will not be released on January 19, 2011 as reported on Forbes. It was scheduled to be launched at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, together by Steve Jobs (Apple’s chief executive) and News Corp. Rupert Murdoch (News Corp’s chief). Reports suggest that the launch date has been pushed by a few weeks.
Apple is creating a subscription service to sell publication through iTunes. It is believed that the delay is to give Apple sufficient time to ensure that its new subscription service works efficiently. Apple is creating a subscription feature that will help Apple to automatically bill its customers on a weekly or monthly basis. This subscription would ensure that the customer’s iPad receives a new edition every day.
According to allthingsd
a PR rep from News Corp, which also owns this Web site, confirmed the delay, but wouldn’t comment further. Apple declined to comment
News Corp’s and Apple’s launch of the service has created quite a stir in the technology world because it is a iPad-only publication. The application by itself is reported to be ready, and reports suggest that Rupert also briefed a few reporters on the service at CES. To receive updates on the service, one can access The Daily.