The Times sells 5,000 iPad subs in three days

Rupert Murdoch hails success of iPad subscriptions to newspapers

The Times has sold 5,000 subscriptions for the iPad version of the newspaper in just three days.

Available from the Apple iTunes App Store, the iPad edition costs £9.99 (NZ$21) per month and includes digital versions on the newspaper from Monday to Friday and some content from the Saturday edition.

Meanwhile, the Financial Times has seen 130,000 downloads of its free-to-download iPad app in two weeks since launch.

Sponsored by Hublot, the app is free until 31 July, when users will have to pay to read news and watch video content.

Speaking at a conference last week, Times and Financial Times publisher Rupert Murdoch also hailed success in Australia, where the iPad app for The Australian has seen 4,500 downloads since it was launced a week ago. It costs $A4.99 (NZ$6.15).

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