News Corp "The Daily" delayed over iOS subscription API issues

Plans to launch Rupert Murdoch's The Daily iPad news system have been delayed, with News Corp confirming that the previously tipped date – January 19 – is now being pushed back "for weeks, not months." According to AllThingsD, the delay has been prompted by Apple's software engineers working on the new iOS subscription API.

The Daily will use a new, push-subscription service being built into the Apple App Store, which allows new content to be automatically downloaded onto a user's iPad or other iOS device when it is available. According to sources, it is issues with this system that has caused the delay; News Corp has been previewing The Daily, which is apparently ready for prime-time, over the past few weeks.