Apple and News Corp have entered into a joint agreement in which news will be provided for download on the iPad. Rupert Murdoch has been keen on the Apple iPad as a way to deliver news to the iPad users. Murdoch believe that this type of distribution will eventually replace the print edition of newspapers. Jobs and Murdoch hope this new type of news distribution will attract many iPad users and new iPad purchasers.

In a recent article it states that:

Intended to combine “a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence”, the publication represents Murdoch’s determination to push the newspaper business beyond the realm of print.

According to reports, there will be no “print edition” or “web edition”; the central innovation, developed with assistance from Apple engineers, will be to dispatch the publication automatically to an iPad or any of the growing number of similar devices.

With no printing or distribution costs, the US-focused Daily will cost 99 cents (62p) a week.

I guess I must be missing something. Even on my cheap Straight Talk phone, I can browse the net and get the news for free. Though I must admit that 99 cents sounds reasonably, free sounds more reasonable.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Source – Guardian UK