MacRumors reports that The New York Times has today announced details of its digital subscriptions packages. According to MacRumors this means that The New York Times has agreed to Appleâ€™s in-app subscription program, whereby Apple takes 30 % of revenue. The web-based subscriptions will kick off on March 28, with the iPad and iPhone in-app subscriptions packages starting on June 30.
The pricing structure is as follows: Access to NYTimes.com including smartphone access will cost $15 for four weeks, whereas the same NYTimes.com access plus iPad app access will cost $20 per four weeks. If you want NYTimes.com access plus smartphone and iPad access, the cost will be $35 for four weeks. There will also be special discounts offered when the service launches, according to MacRumors.
Meanwhile, if you donâ€™t fancy any of those options, you can still have free access to up to 20 stories per month on NYTimes. com, and if you happen to have clicked on a link from a search engine or a social media site to reach an article, you will still be able to read the whole of said article for free, without it counting towards your monthly limit. The â€œTop Newsâ€ part of the site will remain free also, and if you subscribe to the print version of the paper, all digital access will be free.
Source: 'The New York Times' Announces Digital Access With In App Subscriptions - Mac Rumors