iOS 4.3 bringing subscription-based apps

Guardian reveals new app model ahead of Apple event

App subscriptions to roll out on after OS update?

Apple is set to host an event on December 9th, which is largely rumoured to bring iOS 4.3 to the iPhone 4. Today new rumours abound that this software update will carry with it a revamped app store that’ll allow apps to be sold on a subscription basis.

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The Guardian, long a champion of the App store on both iPad and iPhone, has leaked that it will be bringing a subscription-based app to market this side of Christmas. The price models for the Guardian’s new offering are £2.99 for 6 months and £3.99 for 12 months.

The change, whilst unconfirmed from Apple, will be big news for the myriad publications now thriving on the App store, such as the T3 iPad Edition, since the current system only alows for singular app payments.

Apple’s December 9th event is contesting for the limelight with Sony, which has a PSP Phone announcement pencilled in. Which will you be more interested in? Let us know on the T3 Twitter Feed.