The BBC's Apple iPad will arrive this week. A BBC engineer has let slip that the app will hit tablets on 10 February.app for the
BBC online engineer Geoff Marshall, a self-described "Beeb operational techie", tweeted "iPlayer App for iPad is being released this Thursday - 10th Feb. 3G connection is browse only. Browse+Playback requires Wi-Fi."
Marshall hedged his bets in further tweets by saying the app will launch on either Thursday or Friday. He told excited tweeters he'd got the information from a briefing, but he couldn't add details as he isn't a developer.
Marshall has confirmed that a US version will follow in June. The BBC is opening up a newto international users who pay a subscription, and the app will follow the same paid principle. He also said there would be no version of the app.
iPlayer isn't off-limits to iPad and other tablet users, however. The site is, and can also be viewed on devices running .
Marshall is on a roll: he also tweeted that, the new radio version of iPlayer, was due to launch ths week but has been delayed until March. He then revealed that from today, a new interlinking feature will allow you to link to non-BBC programmes from iPlayer.
Other BBC apps include games for popular programmes.