CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple is saying that if publishers want
to sell digital newspapers and magazines for the iPhone and iPad,
they must give customers the option of paying through its iTunes
Apple Inc. receives a 30 percent cut from such sales. If people
choose to leave the app anyway and buy through a Web browser, Apple
does not receive any of the proceeds. That option will remain
News Corp. unveiled The Daily, the first iPad-only newspaper,
this month. People are charged through iTunes for a subscription.
Apple recently rejected Sony Corp.'s e-book reader app for the
iPhone because it doesn't give people the chance to buy books
without leaving the app for a website.
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