Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Retweet: Next iOS update may be released in time for Murdoch's iPad daily and include recurring subscriptions

An interesting rumor was reported on today by MacStories and can be read in full here.

The skinny is that the next iOS update may be released by Apple in mid-December and would include the ability of iOS device owners -- that is, those that own an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch -- to buy recurring subscriptions. This would be of vital importance to publishers who want to sell self-renewing annual (or some other regular interval) subscriptions.

Supposedly this feature would help News Corp.'s upcoming daily iPad newspaper, but in reality a lot of publishers are looking for this.