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What’s New

Version 3.1.27

Thanks for downloading the Sydney Morning Herald app. In this update we have fixed a few small bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Bigchin67 ,

Version 3.21 display issues

Apart from the slowness reported by everyone else, the latest version does not display pages correctly on iPad Air. When swiping to a new page, the headlines are cropped off the top of the page. To read the headline you must scroll up a few lines the. Carry on reading. Minor glitch but one more annoying bug. Would also like to be able to choose where the paper opens I.e. News section, I hate scrolling through editors choice that is not relevant to me before I get to the news.

Developer Response ,

Hi Bigchin67. Thanks for taking the time to give us this feedback. We appreciate it and we'll take it into consideration.

Magstar2 ,

Substandard content

I’m a long time subscriber to Fairfax and I’m becoming increasingly disappointed with this app as it delivers substandard content when compared to the web version or the hard copy. There are appalling typos, including the headlines and lead-ins, indicating the daily paper is published via the app without the use of sub editors. Articles viewed in the app frequently include photographs that have been cropped to the wrong shape, meaning in a portrait, the lower half of the face is missing, and there are frequent references to photographs that don’t appear in the article, but apparently do in the print version. It’s sloppy layout, and as a subscriber, it incenses me. I have worked in the newspaper industry for many years and if I had consistently delivered content with any of these problems it would have cost me my job. They are easily fixed with a little more attention to detail.

Iolaus76 ,

Slow and non functional

Downloading the daily paper takes longer and longer after each update. Now it can take up to 3 minutes to download. And quite often the first update will fail and you need to start it again. Also, the trivia quiz doesn’t work when offline even though I have downloaded everything.


Fairfax Media Management Pty Ltd.
70.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. The SMH daily download
  2. the SMH for iPad $21.99
  3. The SMH in Apple News $7.99


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