Not long after Google announced that they were shutting down Reader, social web veteran Digg announced that they would be building a replacement. Details have been scant since then, but their latest status update shows us a glimpse of the Digg Reader client for iOS and web. Priorities have been placed on speed, functionality, simplicity, and cleanliness of UI.
The iPhone app for Digg v1 has been updated to be a universal app for both iPhone and iPad. The iPad version offers the same version as the iPhone, just offers a more pleasant reading experience on the iPad's larger screen. Speaking of larger screens, this update also includes support for the iPhone 5's bigger display.
A couple weeks ago, Digg v1 hit the web and the App Store and one of the immediate complaints was that in order to user any of Digg's special features, like bookmarking articles, saving to your favorite read-later service, or digging an article, you had to be logged into Facebook. The good news is that the folks at Digg were listening and have removed that restriction for bookmarking articles to Digg's Reading List, Pocket, and Instapaper.
Digg is back! They've started from scratch, converted into a "startup", and v1 has now hit the web. Alongside the new and improved digg.com comes an updated Digg app (which is, ironically, version 3.0). For those who are not familiar with Digg, it's a website that "delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet right now."