It looks like all the rumors, hearsay and hype can finally be put to bed. Apple and News Corp will hold a press conference next week to unveil News Corp’s iPad-only newspaper, “The Daily.” News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch will likely do the honors, and Apple VP Eddie Cue will be on hand to detail Apple’s newly available subscription services for publishers. The Daily is expected to cost subscribers $0.99 per week, and the digital paper will be run by former MTV exec Greg Clayman.
Still waiting for News Corp’s iPad-only newspaper to launch? It’s looking like the digital publication could be available within the next two weeks according to News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch’s son, James Murdoch. The Daily was originally rumored to launch on January 19th but was later postponed due to a reported delay in the iTunes subscription feature that Apple has been preparing. Other rumors have also linked the delay to Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ medical leave, however, as he presumably would have appeared at the launch event. The Daily will cost subscribers $0.99 per week and will be iPad only at first. More →
Rupert Murdoch’s upcoming and highly-intriguing digital and iPad only (for some time) newspaper is set to launch in January, according to Peter Kafka at MediaMemo. While news reports signaled a December launch, it seems the staff working on the digital paper needed some more time to create their iPad app which will reportedly feature “lots of video” and “cool multimedia bells and whistles” which includes a really cool 3D effect that “lots of people are excited about.” The Daily will be a daily iPad newspaper that will make sure of a new push delivery system from Apple — Kindle owners know what we’re talking about here — the digital newspaper will be delivered every morning to your iPad without you having to manually fetch and download it.