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The Washington Post Redesigns Official iPad App In Preparation For Paywall

A week ago, we reported that The Washington Post is set to put up its paywall this year. As part of the transition, the well-known news organization's official iPad app would have to be updated. And so it has. The Washington Post for iPad has just received a major update. For starters, the update effectively moves the app to Apple's Newsstand and refreshes the app's interface. But perhaps more importantly, it prepares the app for the imminent elevation of The Washington Post's paywall. At the moment, The Washington Post for iPad is still available as a complimentary subscription to all users, thanks to the publication's sponsors. But once the app becomes part of The Washington Post's new digital subscription model this summer, users will have to subscribe in order to get full access. [caption id="attachment_396303" align="aligncenter" width="480"] The Washington Post for iPad[/caption] As mentioned, the newly updated The Washington Post for iPad sports a refreshed interface. This new interface supports viewing a replica of the printed newspaper, a 14-day archive, over 40 comic strips, and all The Washington Post blogs. In addition, it offers rich video and photo features, advanced search, and offline reading. Compatible with iPad running iOS 5.0 or later, The Washington Post for iPad is available now as a free Newsstand app in the App Store. The Washington Post for iPhone, which is simply called Wash Post, is also available in the App Store for free, but not as a Newsstand app just yet. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
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