After much anticipation and an earlier delay, News Corp has sent out press invitations to the official launch of the iPad Newspaper the Daily, which was supposedly developed with Apple’s help. MacRumors posted the above invitation. The event will be help on Wednesday, February 2 at the Guggenheim in New York city at 11am EST. Presumably the app will be available in the app store the same day, but one never knows.
The Daily is reported to cost $.99 per week after a free trial period, and to enable subscription sales through the app, a feature not enabled so far on other iOS magazine apps.
So, this event may indeed usher in a new era of digital news and periodical sales. Or it could change nothing. What do you think?