The Economist To Launch iPad App

The Economist is coming to the iPad and iPhone this Friday.

The new app gives “full digital access” to current print and online subscribers to the weekly magazine without any extra cost. The Economist website did not say if some of the content in the app would be free, as it is online.

PC World has more: “The announcement comes a month after The Economist launched the fall issue of its quarterly magazine, Intelligent Life, as an iPad application. That print magazine requires a $60-per-year subscription, but the current issue is free for iPad users thanks to a sponsorship deal with Credit Suisse bank.”