Apple banning publishers from bundled iPad subscriptions?

Apple is reportedly pushing stronger limitations on iPad newspaper and magazine access, which will prevent publishers from offering bundled paper and digital subscriptions. According to NRC, Apple's intent is to prevent subscription deals which bypass their own App Store purchase system: newspapers would no longer be allowed to offer inclusive iPad access to content as part of a paper subscription.

Publishers supposedly have until March 31 to adapt their apps to suit the new regulations, or face them being yanked from the App Store. The company is believed to be working on its own subscriptions API, which will be used by News Corp's upcoming The Daily digital news system, for processing recurring purchases, though development has been delayed.

[via The Digital Reader]