British newspaper The Guardian revealed last week that it will discontinue its recently updated and paid iPhone app and replace it with a subscription-based one, Poynter.org reported.
The Guardian's mobile product manager Jonathon Moore explained in a blog post that subscribers will be charged £2.99 for six months or £3.99 for 12 months. According to Poynter.org, "No pounds-to-dollars conversion is necessary as in the U.S. it will be free, and advertising supported."
The announcement was made as the newspaper introduced an updated version of its current app, which reported problems with the offline reading mode. The Guardian explained on its website that it has not yet set a date for the launching but "we're working towards a pre-Christmas release."
Moore said the new app will include videos, live soccer scores, goal alerts and the ability to post and read comments. He also reminded that the media company is developing an iPad app.