updated 10:05 am EST, Mon February 21, 2011
Could hint at iOS 4.3 release date
The quickest possible end of The Daily's free subscription period may be coming sooner than expected, a tip to MacNN suggests. A German website recently observed that the deadline had been pushed out to February 28th, well past the shortest planned two-week window. A MacNN reader notes however that he has received in-app notification of a February 23rd cut-off.
The timing could signal that Apple is ready to deploy iOS 4.3. The firmware was thought to be important to supporting in-app subscriptions, although some magazines are already offering the option. In any case the update will carry features of iOS 4.2.6 to non-Verizon iPhones, namely personal hotspot support. No carriers beyond Verizon have so far introduced iPhone hotspot options.