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Apple iPad 2, The Daily Magazine App To Launch On January 19th?

Apple's Steve Jobs will be joining Rupert Murdoch in a rare joint event to launch News Corporation's digital magazine project, the Daily, in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts on the 19th of January if a Forbes report is to be believed.

Forbes' Jeff Bercovici (opens in new tab) says that the Daily will be released on that day to an exclusive audience of 1000 and that the newspaper already employs 100 people and may well feature 3D features.

Steve Jobs may very well decide to launch the iPad 2 at the same event because the subscription model proposed by the Daily may well require some new features to be integrated into the forthcoming iOS 4.3.

Launching it on the 19th, rather than a couple of days later will only serve to amplify, not dilute, the message that the iPad is the best medium for electronic magazine subscriptions.

It would make perfect sense for Steve Jobs to launch the iPad 2 and for Rupert Murdoch to then join him on stage to debut The Daily.

While the success of the iPad 2 is almost guaranteed, that of The Daily is far from being certain especially as it will cost $0.99 per week and already lacks a print version.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.