The Daily launches for the iPad

As we mentioned previously, The Daily, the new digital newspaper from Apple and News International, was launched for the iPad. But it's not only for the iPad.

The launch was fronted by Rupert Murdoch, Eddy Cue from Apple and The Daily’s Editor-in-Chief Jesse Angelo, there to show off what is hoped will be the way you take your daily news in the future. It's claimed to take 'full advantage of the iPad’s storytelling and sharing capabilities', with stories, photos, video, audio and graphics on-hand with a tap or a swipe.

The Daily will publish 365 day a year, covering breaking news, sports, pop culture, entertainment, apps, games, technology, opinion, celebrity gossip and more, all with the option to share via social networks. There's even local weather, crosswords, puzzles and in-app commenting, including voice comments. Some 'wow' factor too, with 360-degree photos certain to catch the eye.

Fancy trying it? You can for free, but note that right now, this is a US-based publication, so perhaps not for you. However, if you do want to try it, there's a free two-week trial period. If you like what you see, the US price is $0.99 a week or $39.99 a year, which is likely to equate to around 79p per week. A lot cheaper than your usual paper, that's for sure.

Sadly, there's no mention of a UK launch as yet, but you can be assured that one is in the pipeline. Not just for iPad owners either. According to the initial press release, 'The Daily will be offered on additional tablets over the coming months'. That's interesting, especially with the rumour that there's a digital newsstand from Google. Could the two be linked? We'll wait and see.

In the meantime, you might want to get up close and personal with your local printed newspaper. It could be the beginning of the end for it.

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