News Corp.’s ‘The Daily’ Finally Out

‘The Daily’, the first iPad-only newspaper ever published by a major news outlet, finally launched yesterday. The digital-only daily newspaper will be free for the first two weeks, to let you try it out. While News Corp. was eager to release the app back in November 2010, the launch of The Daily was eventually postponed due to unforeseen delays, as The Daily is the first app to use the upcoming subscription feature allowing users to be automatically charged on a regular basis. Note that this feature is supposed to be specific to the unreleased iOS 4.3, which implies that the new version of the OS will likely be released within the next two weeks, before the publisher behind The Daily starts to charge users 99 cents per week for it. The Daily’s subscription model could end up being a major game-changer for the struggling newspaper industry.