Now, if you want to read content from the New York Post on your iPad, you’ll have to do it through the official application. A recently launched “paywall” presents users from accessing the publication’s website through Safari for iOS.
If you use an alternative Web browser on your iPad, like Skyfire or Opera Mini, the newspaper’s website is still accessible. However, if you use the built-in Safari application to visit http://nypost.com, the above message is displayed, which reads:
Thanks for coming! NYPOST.com editorial content is now only accessible on the iPad through the New York Post App.
The message then urges fans to visit the App Store, and download New York Post (where it is available for $1.99). Furthermore, in order to use the application (following its 30 day trial period), users will have to subscribe to the publication, for either $6.99 per month, $39.99 every six months or $79.99 yearly.
Apple’s in-app subscription policy was originally met with resistance from publishers and developers alike. However, Apple recently changed the policy, back-tracking on some of its most controversial aspects.
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