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iPad-only newspaper set for UK launch

Digital newspaper currently free in the US

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The Daily, the world’s first iPad-only newspaper, is to be launched in the UK at the end of June.

The Rupert Murdoch-owned digital newspaper will contain UK-specific news and features. Consumers will be able to pay for it via iTunes. 

It’s launch, rumours report, is dependent on Apple reaching an agreement with publishers over its new susbscription rules. 

Several publishers have expressed concern at the iPad’s maker intention to keep 30% of revenues from subscriptions paid through the iPad.

The Daily was launched in the US in February this year. It contains 360-degree photographs, high-definition video, animated graphics and text.

It is currently available as a free trial, but News Corporation said it is expecting the newspaper to sell for 99p a week, or $39.99 for a full year’s subscription.

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