Apple subscriptions launched today and T3 readers will be among the first in the world to be able to use the new service from iTunes by subscribing to the T3 iPad app.
Apple has now enabled the in-app subscriptions service for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The change means it’s now possible for anyone with content-based apps – magazines, newspapers, video and music – to give users the opportunity to sign up to a continued service using the App Store’s usual billing process.
Publishers can choose the frequency of the subscription from a choice of weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, bi-yearly or yearly, and when bought the user will be charged at that frequency.
T3 iPad app now available on subscription
The news ties in with the launch of the iPad’s first subscription-based app, ‘The Daily’ newspaper, and readers of T3’s iPad Edition can now benefit as well.
T3 iPad app subscription prices
Apple's simple subs philosophy
Apple’s currently-ill CEO Steve Jobs said of the new service: “Our philosophy is simple—when Apple brings a new subscriber to the app, Apple earns a 30 percent share; when the publisher brings an existing or new subscriber to the app, the publisher keeps 100 percent and Apple earns nothing.
"All we require is that, if a publisher is making a subscription offer outside of the app, the same (or better) offer be made inside the app, so that customers can easily subscribe with one-click right in the app. We believe that this innovative subscription service will provide publishers with a brand new opportunity to expand digital access to their content onto the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone.”
This change means that subscribing to the T3 iPad Edition just got a whole lot easier. Just set up your preferences in iTunes, sit back and relax!
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