Apple Could Announced Subscription Payments For iPad Periodicals on December 9th

By: E&P Staff

John Brownlee|cultofmac.com

Following yesterday’s story that Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch might meet on stage to debut the world’s first iPad-only newspaper, comes a new report suggesting not only that Apple will hold that event on December 9th, but also use it as an opportunity to unveil a new subscription billing option for periodicals on the iPad.

According to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, the date for the joint Apple / News Corp. announcement will be December 9th, although he’s quick to point out that the 9th is a Tuesday, which is an unusual day historically for Apple to hold a press event.

The main point of the press event is not to launch News Corp’s new iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, though. Rather, it’s to launch a new recurring subscription model for periodicals to use on the iPad.

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