The hugely successful iPad app, Flipboard, has today become a universal app, and is now compatible with the iPhone (and iPod Touch).
Flipboard for iPhone is not, however, just a smaller version of its iPad predecessor. Flipboard CEO, Mike McCue, was quick to highlight its newer points in an interview with the Los Angeles Times:
The iPhone version of Flipboard is smaller and leaner -- not a shrunken version of the iPad app but a phone-sized social media digest, meant to be literally thumbed through while on the go. Its "Cover Stories" feature distills a custom selection of elegantly laid out social and real-world news that readers can get in screen-sized bites.
The Flipboard blog elaborates on Mr. McCue's statements:
With Flipboard for iPhone we’re introducing Cover Stories — one place to quickly catch up on some of the most interesting news, updates and photos being shared with you right now. The more you interact with your friends and the stories being shared, the smarter Cover Stories gets. You can refine what appears here by adding content to your Flipboard, muting anyone you’d rather not hear from, and connecting to your social networks. Cover Stories will be coming to your iPad in the near future.
Flipboard is available for free on the App Store.