In an effort that’s seemingly geared to get iPad users to subscribe to its paid app rather than read the paper through the browser for free, the New York Post has reportedly cut off Safari access to its site on the device.
Scripting News and several other sites report users who try to access the Post’s site on the iPad get a message that urges them to subscribe to the app, which costs $6.99 a month or $74.99 for a year. The website reportedly continues to be accessible via Android tablets.
If you’re a tablet owner, which paid apps do you subscribe to? And will the Post’s move make you more or less likely to spring for its app subscription?
New York Post Blocks iPad Access Via Safari To Sell Subscriptions [Scripting News via PaidContent, Engadget]