Been eager to play with the much-hyped Flipboard app but don't own an iPad? You're in luck: As of today, the former iPad exclusive has made its way to the iPhone for free.

The app, which makes a handsome, multi-touch-optimized magazine out of your news and social media streams, can be had in the App Store for iPhone 3GS and up as well as iPod Touch.

The iPhone version of Flipboard introduces a new feature called "Cover Stories" which displays stories and photos being shared by your friends when you first open the app. The company says Cover Stories will get smarter about what you're most interested in over time.

As of this writing, server issues resulting from unusually high demand are keeping new iPhone users from creating Flipboard accounts. The company said in a statement that it's working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

[via Business Insider]