The really odd thing about this story is the the international version has been out for at least a couple months now. From the Beeb:
A BBC News app for the iPhone and iPad has been launched in the UK, the BBC has announced.
The free-to-download apps for Apple products were originally due to be made available in April 2010.
The UK launch was delayed while the BBC Trust, the corporation's governing body, assessed the proposals and their impact on the rest of the industry.