Fairfax Wants $2.49 A Month For Its iPhone App

One of the best iPhone apps out there is the ABC's app - it offers all the latest news, videos and podcasts for free. So why would anyone want to pay $2.50 a month for Fairfax content on the iPhone?

There's an iPhone app for each of Fairfax's major newspapers, including the SMH, The Age, WA Today and the Brisbane Times. Each app includes content from each of the paper's websites, but with the ability to customise exactly what content you want to read.

But as Gus over at Lifehacker points out, there's actually very little difference between the app and using your Safari browser, except for the $2.50 monthly fee. Inevitably, I'm sure Fairfax will start restricting access to content via the browser, but in the meantime, there's nothing special on offer from the app. Especially given early reviews and reports that the app is slow and buggy.

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