4.2.1 just began rolling out earlier this week, reports are
emerging that Apple is already planning another update, iOS 4.3, for
new update is closely linked with the rumored launch of Rupert
Murdoch's new pet-project, an iPad-only newspaper called The
what Murdoch, CEO of News Corp., told
Fox Business (a News Corp. subsidiary):
Corp. has spent the last three months assembling a newsroom that will
soon be about 100 staffers strong. The Daily will launch in beta mode
sometime around Christmas, and will be introduced to the public on
the iPad and other tablet devices in early 2011. It is expected to
cost 99 cents a week, or about $4.25 a month. It will come out — as
the name suggests — seven days a week.
to DaringFireball, the
99-cent weekly (or $4.25 monthly) charge will be billed directly
through iTunes, without a central "iNews"-type app.
Subscription-based charging, obviously, would be required. However,
this functionality is not present on even the iOS 4.2.
reporting that since 4.2.1 was delayed, this is causing the two
updates to be so closely timed. But Apple had always been planning to
launch 4.3 on December 13, a Monday. This date is close to a rumored
December 9 launch of Murdoch's Daily.
nothing less, we should expect to hear a major announcement by Apple
about the new update and The
or before December 9.
quote: You can get news online for nothing.
quote: I can't believe they plan to sell an online-online newspaper for $0.99. You can get news online for nothing.
quote: an iPad-only newspaper
quote: will be introduced to the public on the iPad and other tablet devices in early 2011
quote: by Moishe on November 24, 2010 at 8:59 AMiPad only.... would be amazingly stupid.
quote: What they need to do is get a music subscription service. I am using Zune Pass (free for 30 days with my phone) and it is great. To download and listen to a cd on release day and then pick 10 tracks a month to keep. Apple is lucky that Microsoft has a horrific ad agency that doesn't promote anything about Windows Phone properly. I hardly even use my iPhone anymore.
quote: Fox is not a news source, it's a propaganda dispensary.