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Apple and News Corp. push back The Daily for weeks

updated 09:05 pm EST, Thu January 13, 2011

News Corp iPad daily faces last-minute delay

The joint Apple and News Corp. iPad project The Daily has been pushed back just a week before it was due to go live. Sources claimed on Thursday night that the daily tablet news outlet had been set back to help Apple prepare its iTunes subscription plans. The AllThingsD tipsters said the app itself was prepared; it was already known to have been in a dry run phase where editors write only for the test audience.

The delay wasn't cast as serious and was only ""for weeks, not months," the tip said.

It's unknown if The Daily will launch with a long rumored background download feature. The update would give iPads and other iOS devices a Kindle-like ability to download periodicals as they arrive, in the background. Readers could get even large downloads that would be ready in the morning or while they do something else. Some rumors have put the background addition's release in sync with that of the next iPad, which now could be near synchronous given talk of a March release.

Neither of the involved companies agreed to comment.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. testudo

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    Huh?

    it was already known to have been in a dry run phase where editors write only for the test audience.

    Um, who else would be reading it, if not the test audience? The software isn't available to anyone else!

    The update would give iPads and other iOS devices a Kindle-like ability to download periodicals as they arrive, in the background. Readers could get even large downloads that would be ready in the morning or while they do something else.

    Wow, that would be incredible! Not just background downloads, but the ability for readers to be able to get even LARGE downloads that would be ready in the morning! That is incredible. Sure, someone of limited intelligence like myself would just assume that the size of the download would have no effect on anything except how long it takes to download. Us fools probably just assumed size wouldn't be a factor. But apparently it is, and Apple has derived some special way to get around the restrictions that everyone else must be facing. Otherwise, why would it be mentioned?

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