Economist iPad, iPhone Apps Hit the App Store

As promised, The Economist launched iPhone, iPod touch and iPad apps for electronic versions of its magazine on Friday. The apps offer weekly samples of articles, and print version subscribers get all of the electronic editions for free.

The Economist for iPad and iPhone

New issues will be available each week on Thursday at 4PM eastern time.

The Economist for the iPhone and iPad is available at Apple’s iTunes-based App Store as a free download. Single issue in-app purchases will cost US$5.99 each, and a digital-only subscription will be available for $110 a year.