As All Things Digital points out, Wired Magazine has released the digital version of its May 2011 issue for free within the Wired Magazine iPad app.
Wired also released an update to the app last week to address some bugs. Some new features also appear in the free May issue, including the ability to share articles via Facebook and Twitter and direct links to Amazon’s online store to purchase featured products.
The free issue is a result of Adobe’s sponsorship. Issues normally cost $3.99 each via in-app purchase, down from $4.99 at the app’s release last year. At this time, Wired does not offer a way to purchase a digital subscription within the app but we expect this will change soon since publishers have until June 30 to begin using Apple’s in-app subscription service that was announced in February.