The launch of Rupert Murdoch’s eagerly anticipated iPad-only newspaper the Daily has been delayed by several weeks.
All Things Digital, a technology website owned by the Wall Street Journal,reported that News Corporation and Apple, the project collaborators, have cancelled a launch planned for Wednesday.
A News Corp insider confirmed to MediaGuardian.co.uk that the launch had been delayed. It is thought that the delay will be weeks rather than months.
Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp chairman and chief executive, had been expected to personally unveil the Daily alongside Apple co-founder and chief executive Steve Jobs.
It is believed Apple is still working on changes to iTunes, which will introduce a subscription service that will automatically bill the Daily’s users on a weekly or monthly basis for the cost of receiving the download each morning.
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