The official iOS app of The Wall Street Journal has just received a major, newsworthy update.

The Wall Street Journal for iOS, which is now at version 4.0, provides an easy way to consume the eponymous newspaper’s award-winning journalism. Blending the best of print and online, the app offers the publication’s numerous sections and multimedia content.

For a weekly subscription fee ($1.99 for iPhone and $4.99 for iPad), you get full access to the app. But you can also get access to free content in the app with a free account.

The app has just been updated with several improvements. Foremost among these is the app’s improved availability for iPhone.

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On iPhone, The Wall Street Journal features content from the Now issue. The Now issue offers current coverage that updates throughout the day, as opposed to the Today issue, which offers the same coverage as the latest print version.

As for The Wall Street Journal on iPad, it now allows you to download a seven-day issue archive on demand. With regard to this, the developers behind the app have this to say:

With this release of The Wall Street Journal app, we have made substantial changes to improve app performance. Please note: with this update to version 4.0 any full issues you have saved will be deleted. All previously saved individual articles will remain.

To keep articles from saved issues, go to each article and tap “Save” at the bottom of the page.

A standalone app that, for some reason, is still not integrated into Newsstand, The Wall Street Journal 4.0 is available now for your iPhone and iPad for free in the App Store.