The New York Times has released a major (much needed) update to their iPad application. The revamped app offers much more than just the “Editor’s Choice” articles from version 1.0, and now includes over 25 different sections for registered users. They have made the application and all its content free until early 2011, when they will start requiring a subscription. Earlier this year, the Editor in Chief of the newspaper said that they will being a “metered pricing” structure, which would give subscribers to the print publication free access to all the newspaper’s content from the web, and unsubscribed users would only have access to a “certain number of articles” unless they pay a flat fee.
If this new pricing model works well for the Times, other publications will be sure to follow suit.
Introducing the enhanced New York Times app for the iPad –– free until early 2011. Now with all of the sections, articles, videos and photos you expect from The Times.
The NYTimes iPad app now includes over 25 Times sections, including Arts, Technology, Politics, Science, Style and more. Experience breathtaking new sections for Photos and Video. Read a selection of the latest Times blogs. Share articles, photos and video through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail.
Once you download the app, you’ll instantly get free access to four sections: Top News, Most E-Mailed, Business Day and Video. To get unlimited access to all sections, simply log in with an existing NYTimes.com account or register for free within the app.