The New York Times has scapped its “Editors’ Choice” iPad app with a new app that offers all the content currently available at the New York Times web site. It’s available as a free download and the content is free… for now.
Eventually the paper plans to charge users a fee to read the web site starting in 2011… sort of. You’ll be able to read a limited number of articles per month for free, but heavy readers will find that after they view a certain number of articles they’ll have to pay a subscription fee to keep reading.
Once that paywall kicks in, paidContent reports that iPad users will also have to pay for full access to the paper.
It’s worth noting that much of the content available for free today on the New York Times web site is currently available for free from the company’s iPhone and iPad apps. There’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a subscription fee for full access to content using those apps as well.