Flipboard’s brand new iPhone app is so nice even Apple’s SVPs are commenting on it. In a Twitter update that recently hit the Web, Phil Schiller endorsed the application, noting that the “[n]ew Flipboard app for iPhone is very nice.” Furthermore, Flipboard also announced today that its iPad app has been downloaded over 4.5 million times, meaning that Flipboard, on average, has been installed on around one in every 10 iPads.

The universal update to Flipboard hit the App Store last night, and many have been impressed with the application (which can be downloaded for free). Flipboard’s figures regarding the iPad app evidence that the application is, indeed, very popular among iOS fans.

Phil Schiller’s Twitter update, in full, read:

New Flipboard app for iPhone is very nice. @flipboard

As reported by The Next Web, the news regarding Flipboard’s figures was announced at the LeWeb 2011 conference in Paris, France:

Flipboard has had a busy morning, announcing its new iPhone application this morning, before its CEO Mike McCue announced at the LeWeb 2011 conference in Paris that its iPad app has been downloaded more than 4.5 million times. It’s an impressive figure on its own, but McCue also noted that it means the app has been installed on around one in ten iPads.

If you haven’t already downloaded Flipboard for iOS on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, take a look at the application in the App Store and be sure to post your thoughts in the comments.