New York Post Paywall Blocks iPad Access Through Safari

New York Post Paywall Blocks iPad Access Through Safari
technology

The newspaper's website directs visitors via Safari to pay a subscription, whereas third-party browsers, Android and desktop users can still view content for free.

Emma Hutchings
  • 20 june 2011

 

The New York Post is employing an odd new tactic to persuade iPad users to pay a subscription for the newspaper’s content. If you visit their website from an iPad via a Safari browser, you will be prevented access and directed to an app, which costs $6.99 per month, $39.99 for six months, or $79.99 for the year. However, people who use third-party iPad browsers such as Opera Mini or Skyfire can still access the New York Post‘s website for free, as can those using Android tablets or a desktop browser. Many are questioning this platform-specific block for iPad users as it doesn’t seem to have been thought through and has caused quite a backlash for News Corp.

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