Just a few days before the New York Times paywall is set to take effect, the newspaper company has pushed out an updated version of its iPhone app.  I doubt failing to update the app will allow you to keep reading for free, but I guess we’ll find out on Monday. Top stories will be free to read with or without a subscription either way.

NYTimes 3.0 does have a few new features that certainly make the app worth checking out. The app now supports push notifications to give you breaking news alerts even when the NYTimes app isn’t running. There’s also a new favorites section where you can save articles for later viewing.

The company has also added new photo and video sections where you can find multimedia content from the New York Times. You’ll also find some photo slideshows and videos embedded in articles throughout the app.

There’s more content available in the mobile app, including blogs. The app also includes a new status bar which lets you know when it’s downloading content.

NYTimes 3.0 for iPhone is available as a free [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nytimes/id284862083?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”download from the App Store” text=”download from the App Store.”]

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...