New Yorker magazine's iPad app debuts

App offers New Yorker with offers all the content of the print version, with extras including videos

Publisher Conde Nast on Monday launched the long-awaited iPad app for the New Yorker magazine.

The app is free but users will have to pay $4.99 to download each new issue of the periodical available every Monday.

The iPad edition can be viewed in landscape as well as portrait orientations and offers all the content of the print version, with extras including videos, slideshows, audio, an animated cover and extra cartoons. It also comes with an introduction video performed by actor Jason Schwartzman and directed by Roman Coppola.

The title's editors said that the magazine has no plans at present to do away with the print edition because "print remains by miles our most popular form."

Conde Nast recently also launched its Gourmet Live app that revived the now-defunct Gourmet magazine in digital form. The publisher already has iPad apps for other publications such as GQ, Vanity Fair and Wired.