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The SMH for iPad

By Fairfax Digital Australia & New Zealand Pty Limited


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Experience a world-class App that is produced just for the iPad, bringing together quality journalism with rich features that showcase the best content The Sydney Morning Herald has to offer.

Certain sections within the app are free, while others will only be accessible to paying subscribers.
As a visitor - you will have access to articles in the free sections including Front Page, Editor's Choice, Good Food, Photo Galleries, Videos, Domain, Drive, TV Guide and Weather.
As a subscriber - you will have unlimited access to all sections of the SMH tablet app.

Subscription for unlimited access to the iPad app is $21.99 per month and auto renewable via iTunes. Unlimited access for the first month is FREE.

App Features include:
• Enjoy the Editor’s selection of the key stories of the day, with Editor’s Choice
• Watch full-screen video and enjoy stunning photo galleries and interactive graphics
• Use Airplay to view video and galleries on your TV, using Apple TV
• Access breaking news updates 24 hours a day
• Customise the way sections appear and control the way content is downloaded over 3G
• Save articles to read later
• Share stories by email, Facebook or Twitter
• View live sports scores, fixtures and results
• Get stock quotes on Australian listed companies
• Get the latest weather and forecast for your location
• Play our interactive Sudoku

Please note: This app features Nielsen's proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research or audience ratings services. Please see for more information.

What's New in Version 2.4.22

- Bug Fixes

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Customer Reviews

Who's been caught out with Non-responsive design?

I've recently switch to the iPad Pro from the MacBook Pro, to make it my primary computer. And I've been impressed. Simple things like file management and printing, which I thought would be a problem, turns out to be both a breeze and simple.

What has been the surprise is how many of the major app developers, like The Sydney Morning Herald, have been caught out with the introduction of new sized devices such as the iPad Pro. Given the effort that everyone's taken to make websites responsive, so they display well on any device, you would have thought these large players could have worked out there would be different screen sizes for apps too. Instead, we've got apps that have been designed for smaller screens and don't take advantage of the responsive capabilities that iOS provides. Ultimately making for a poor and cumbersome experience.

As a paying subscriber to the SMH, I would hope they are going to continue to support changes to the ecosystem. There hasn't been a major update to the app since its first release, so really should be looking to provide evolution to support the paygate.

Great journalism. Lukewarm execution.

Bug: when looking up a word in the dictionary it's hard to close the pop-up. clicking outside the pop-up doesn't close the pop-up. You have to click the 'cancel' button which is white text against a light grey background.

The share sheet button should launch the standard iOS share sheet with options to copy the link to the article. Share to Facebook posts to friends wall rather than as a private message!


On some days, app just quits as soon as you try to open it. (This is on an iPad Pro.) Rebooting the iPad doesn't help, and you're forced to delete the app and reinstall it before you can get your paper. Surely an organisation as big as this could (a) test properly before release, and (b) fix reported problems in a timely manner. Maybe someone should write a newspaper article about the flakiness of this app ...... Oh, wait, that's not gonna happen! :-)

The SMH for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 2.4.22
  • Size: 37.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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