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Flipboard App for iPhone Launching in A Few Weeks

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A lot of you, myself included, have been waiting for Flipboard‘s arrival on the iPhone and it appears that the wait will end in just a couple of weeks as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Mike McCue has told Reuters that he expects the app to launch for the iPhone and iPod touch in a ‘few weeks.’

For those unfamiliar with Flipboard, it’s a neat, magazine style way of reading all of your various news feeds from Facebook to Twitter to all of the stuff on your Google Reader RSS feeds. You can then tailor your experience to your liking. It’s fantastic and has been downloaded 3 million times but access to it has been limited.

It has only been available on the iPad.

Flipboard

And it appears that expanding to the iPhone and iPod touch isn’t the only expanding that Flipboard will be doing. The company apparently is going to be branching out beyond news stories and plans to add TV shows and films to its content. As of yet, it appears that no deals have been cut with studios.

I’m excited to see how Flipboard translates to the smaller screen but if it looks anywhere close to as beautiful as it does on the iPad, I’ll be satisfied.

Anyone else excited?

15 Comments

  1. Karl Kelso

    08/25/2011 at 11:59 pm

    I have been waiting for an iPhone version since the first time I saw Flipboard. Glad it’s finally trickling it’s way down.

  2. Adam Rees

    08/26/2011 at 8:13 am

    Yep can’t wait :-) almost bought an iPad just because of this app.

  3. Chris

    08/26/2011 at 1:42 pm

    So excited!!

  4. Chris

    08/26/2011 at 1:42 pm

    So excited!!

  5. Nikhil

    09/10/2011 at 3:35 pm

    I m thrilled. I had borrowed an iPad for couple of weeks and relied on Flipboard for my daily news fix but was crushed when I had to give it back cos there was no iPhone app. Almost went and bought an iPad just for this!

  6. Ruben Correa

    09/28/2011 at 2:07 am

    Can’t wait to see it on my IPhone 4

  7. Anonymous

    10/26/2011 at 5:48 am

    It’s been a “few weeks” so where the HELL is it?

  8. James Womack

    10/31/2011 at 12:06 am

    Just saw a project on Github that was emulating this—glad to see I don’t need to buy an iPad just to see it in action

    • Gary Hicks

      11/03/2011 at 2:04 am

      Hi James, care to elaborate? I’m familiar with GitHub but it would be great if you could point us in the right direction.

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