Sun to publish digital edition on Christmas Day

The Sun is set to break with an age-old tradition by publishing an edition on Christmas Day.

But paperboys will not have to trudge through the snow and ice to deliver printed copies. Instead, the Christmas Day issue will be a digital version only available to owners of Apple's iPad tablet computer.

Dominic Mohan, editor of The Sun, said: "Throughout The Sun's 41-year history we have always respected the agreement amongst newspaper publishers in not publishing a Christmas Day edition of The Sun.

"However, this year we have seen dramatic innovations in the way that we deliver news to our readers and couldn't resist the opportunity to break with tradition and produce this dazzling digital edition of the paper – direct to readers' sofas on Christmas Day."

The Sun iPad app was launched in June and costs £4.99 a month. From today, The Sun is also offering a free 30-day trial of the app.

The latest edition of the app includes an interactive news ticker and a feature which offers a 360-degree view of each day's topless page three model.

As is usual for the Saturday edition of the Sun, the Christmas Day page three girl will be wearing a top.

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