Not up to NY Times standards 1/5
I have had this thing crash repeatedly. Today I was unable to even open the new app on my iPad mini. It has proven to be unstable and buggy, like somebody didn't do a first class job. Not what I would expect from the Times. I have gone back to the old app and I hope that someone does a major repair job before the old app goes down, or NYT is going to lose readers?
Latest iPad app does not work on iPad 3 1/5
This new iPad app does not function on my iPad 3 running iOS 9.3.5. When I download it from the App Store I can get it to run for as long as I don't close it. But it is running from the App Store icon. When I actually attempt to open the app with its own icon on my iPad desktop it appears to try to open the app only to fail each time. Please do NOT discontinue the stand alone NY Times iPad app that works perfectly on my iPad. I like the format of the old app much better as well. I do not like the fact that each story begins with a huge photo that takes up the whole iPad screen. Photos should be smaller, with the option to enlarge them if so desired. Also it seems to be much slower at opening stories than my old app. Please either fix these problems or scrap this update until it can be made to function properly.
So glad I didn't delete the old app yet 1/5
The new app worked OK at first, although slowly. I didn't like how the photos dominated the screen and it seemed the sections were all jumbled. I much prefer the old app which is a good thing because now after the latest update the new app won't load on my oldish iPad at all. Unusable. Wretched.
New app a step backwards 1/5
The NYT’s new iPad app is a great disappointment. Confusing to navigate and shows fewer articles.
Unacceptably slow 3/5
I have to look at the NYT logo for 10 seconds every time I launch the app. Then some percentage of articles appear only as gray bars.
Keeps crashing on 9.3.5 1/5
By NYT reader 579
Please help. This app is unusable on my iPad running iOS 9.3.5.
Doesn't work with iOS 9.3.5 1/5
Unfortunate situation....waiting too long for a fix 1/5
Prefer to read NYT on the iPad but the app simply does not work. Loads "T" logo and freezes every time. They should rush a fix for this but it does not seem to be a priority. Lucky to have the android app on my phone, otherwise could not see anything of what I am paying 100s of $$$ for.
Battery hog 3/5
I see where several people are complaining about the new layout. It just takes getting used to for those used to the previous version. My problem, which others have also noticed, is how quickly the new version chews through the battery even when not using the app. The update to the New York Times is the only significant recent change on my iPad. The number of ads now included are at least an order of magnitude more than the previous version and many are animated. I suspect these animated ads, of which Best Buy is a particularly obnoxious example, are what I believe is using so much battery. When viewing the stories, which have an ad about every 2 paragraphs, I watched my battery charge decrease about 1% per minute. That's entirely too fast. The other item I miss is some indication on how long a story is so I can better judge if I have the time to read it or want to read the entire thing.
Update 9-25-2017. Looks like the battery issue is pretty well solved. Now they need to work on the organization of the Top Stories-too cluttered with things that are not Top Stories such as opinions and most read.
What was a B- app is now D. Just awful. The Wall Street Journal is much more logical and like the print edition. The Times is more like a mad scientist’s awful algorithm come to drive you back to the print edition. They can and must do better.
Crashes in iOS 9.3.5 2/5
Great app if you are using iOS 10 or 11, but immediately crashes in iOS 9.3.5. Worked fine before this latest upgrade. Stay away from this version on any device using 9.3.5.
New app 1/5
By Eyeball Wizard
Terrible!!! Keep the old one!!!
DO NOT UPDATE IF YOU ARE USING AN IPAD 3 GEN 1/5
I am a big fan of the NYT, and this app has been indispensable to me.
Unfortunately, I updated without checking the reviews. The updated app crashes with iOS 9, which is the last version you can install on the iPad 3. I am so sorry I updated, and so far have not been able to recover the prior version. Guess I'll need to stop the monthly iPad subscription.
Poor execution on NYT app 1/5
By coloradp reader
Loaded the new app and wished I had not
Loads slowly, awkward to use, crashes
Old application was better
Back to the on line version 🤔
A step back 1/5
The newest version is confusing, slow, repetitive and not very useful.
1. I wants something that loads quickly and gives a good, current overview
2. I want to be able to read in depth, with good graphics but don’t overdo the visuals
3. I don’t want to see things I have already read
I am going back to the prior version but expect it will stop working shortly
Crashes on iPad 2 running IOS 9 1/5
At first this app seemed to work ok, and I made the mistake of deleting the old app. Now it crashes every time I start it up, and I have lost access to the NY Times on my iPad. DO NOT DOWNLOAD until this app gets fixed!
Auto-play video ads in PAID subscription?!? 1/5
By Island Life
I've never wanted to give an app negative stars... until now. But auto play video ads that interrupt reading mid-article?!? You must be joking... the lack of respect this demonstrates is unbelievable. I wouldn't tolerate that in a pop culture magazine, much less in what is supposed to be world class reporting that I'm paying for. Shame on you, NYT.
Paying a premium for quality news is fine and I'm happy to do it for the Times. However, having annoying advertisements in an app that I have paid for is crazy. For shame, NYT-- this isn't print media. The ads are distracting, play automatically, slow the app, burn through data, and reduce battery life. Paying subscribers should be able to opt out of these ads.
My rating will remain a single star until the ad issue is resolved. And I will seriously think about taking my money elsewhere. Print media is dying, but NYT shouldn't make users want to pull the plug on it.
Useless on older devices 1/5
My news junkie husband has an older iPad stuck on iOS 9.3.5. He bitterly regrets following your instructions to delete the old app before installing the new "improved" one, because it has opened successfully exactly once and crashed every single time since, despite restarting and uninstalling/reinstalling.
While it's working on my newer iPad mini running the current iOS 10, I'm disappointed by the number and size of the ads within each story, and by the way it seems designed to look and feel like a game rather than something to be read carefully and closely. Yet another reminder that those of us for whom the content is more important than the "experience" are no longer the target audience.
Sept 2017 update 1/5
Won't work on my "older" iPad.
New app 1/5
Please bring back the old app since I cannot get the new app to work on my IPad which is an older version.
If it is not fixed soon I will have to cancel my subscription since I cannot get it to load .
Also please tell your developers to make sure that the new apps and updates work with all versions of the IPad
Needs lots of work 1/5
Crashes frequently or just doesnt open. Reinstalled several times. Probably worse than the one it replaced. Too bad.
New improved ?? 1/5
By Disgruntled 3.0
I fell for the new app come-on and replaced my old NYT app. Big mistake. This version only works once for a short period and then locks up. Not functioning is its fatal flaw, although the new layout is not as good as the previous one. If you can't make this version work for those of us who can't afford a new iPad, please make the old version available. At least put up a warning that this one doesn't work with many iPads.
Crashes and doesn't upload 1/5
Update to my previous review
The app now is totally worthless.
Aside from the logo, nothing uploads and in a few seconds it crashes. My iPad is running on IOS 9.3.5
I'm accessing my paper online, and miss using the app.
Is anybody listening?
It's been very disappointing, and I regret letting go of the old app as it worked flawlessly.
This one takes tremendous amount of time to upload. Most of the time, I run out of patience and read my paper online.
It also crashes a lot.
I hope this is fixable.
Cannot open the NYT app since the most recent upgrade... crashes immediately...
guess I will have to cancel my subscription as this is the way I used to read the NYT 😠
NYT app does not work on ipad2 1/5
Just awful experience. Constantly crashes. And I paid for this!
Bring Back the Old App 1/5
By BR Cooks
...or just fix this one. Either one will work for me. Just do something, please. And, how can I rate it- I CAN't OPEN IT!
NYT Times App for IPAD 1/5
By Blocked Radar
I'm sorry to report that I am also among those who struggle to get the app to load. Every morning I click on the icon, see to times "T" wait 20-30 seconds and then it disappears from the screen. Most mornings I have to do this 5 times to get the app to load.
The time help folks say clear the cache, I did no change. I deleted and reloaded the app no change. I've hard booted the IPAD no change
I have an 3rd generation IPAD with latest software (9.3.5)--the latest version for this device per Apple
If you have an older device my advice is do not load this version
Apple if you're listening...please respond!
Love the paper hate the new app 2/5
Please please bring back the old. This version is clunky, difficult to navigate, poorly organized, simply a chore.
Articles Not Loading 1/5
I get this error message when I click on an article while in the app:
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Steven McCarthy 1/5
By NYT reader in SC
Cancelled subscription today. App has not opened since 9/21/17. Reported an app problem to New York Times, and got no response or correction. Disappointing to pay and get nothing for it.
Can only use when I'm on a wireless network 2/5
I love the content of the New York Times, but I am really tired of this app - specifically I am tired of not being able to access content on my cell phone unless I am on a wireless network. I don't know if it's because the app will only download content when on a wireless network or if cell service one has to be on a 4G, but in my city we only have LTE cellular. This is no problem for Washington Post and LA Times apps, and it shouldn't be for the New York Times either.
The app is also loading more slowly than it used to.
Complete garbage. 1/5
Reading NYT for over 20 years, and they've completely lost me on this new app.
New iPad app is wretched 1/5
By Show is getting dusty
Good iPad? Check.
Decent NYT app?
Nope. App crashes constantly. Barely stable.
The NYT iPad app is wretched and just plain terrible.
Bring back the old app! 1/5
By U sold my privacy
What a waste of time. SLOW!!! Keeps shutting down. Fix it PLEASE!!!!
New app keeps crashing 1/5
Can I please get the old app back? This one keeps crashing my iPad 3, over and over and over again!
Straightforward. Good app 5/5
Works great for me. Use it everyday.
Bad "Upgrade" 1/5
"Upgrade" to "new" version was bad enough, but today's update has rendered the program completely unusable. Won't even load, just crashes almost immediately. This latest is completely useless. NOT recommended.
Had to delete & reinstall 3/5
Crashed on 5th gen iPod with IOS 9. After deleting & reinstallation so far so good.
Sports news...no Jets or Giants results or schedule on Sunday evening? 1/5
Football games missing
New app keeps crashing 1/5
I can't get this app to open properly. What's going on???
Terrible implementation 1/5
I downloaded the new and improved app and immediately had problems with articles loading on an older iPad 2. I decided to delete the app and reload from the App Store. That was my second mistake. Now the Times app won't open at all. My advice...if you have an older Apple product stay on the old app as long as you can. Hopefully the NYT people will fix this. I am not going to buy a new device just to fix this.
Won't load onto my iPad mini version 9.3.5 1/5
Have had to go back to reading it on my phone. Very disappointing.
New app keeps crashing 1/5
I love the reporting and commentary provided by the Times, but this app crashes immediately upon opening on my iPad mini (iOS 9.3.5). It is unusable.
I only have the digital subscription and used the old app almost exclusively to read the content. Please don't make me cancel my subscription.
Disastrous, Confusing, Infuriating UI change 1/5
The new NYT UI is a disaster. There is no clear separation between news, opinion, investigative, and soft articles. They’ve abandoned “the front page” — an iconic UI that has been universally understood for more than a century — for something with the editorial clarity of Yahoo News. This is a UX that was clearly designed for “engagement” — random clicking and endless scrolling — rather than enlightenment and information. It is terrible.
Fall 2017 Update a Step Backwards 2/5
By JK in Marin County
Some top story and editorial articles don't even load. Just white space. I liked the previous format better. Didn't anyone test this version before its release?
Thank God for the N.Y. Times! 5/5
Honest, provocative, has their finger on the pulse of the world!
Good app is now a battery killer 1/5
The app used to be solid and something I used almost every day. Sometime over the last few months it became a huge battery drain on my iPhone 6s Plus. The latest version is the same way. Within seconds of opening it my battery starts draining - 10% or so in less than a minute and it keeps going.
It's the only app that does it. The very similar WSJ app, for example, is totally fine - takes over 10 mins of reading for the battery to go down 1%.
Unfortunately this issue makes the NYT app completely unusable for me. Please fix!!
Absolute Disaster 1/5
Frankly, an app that crashes on launch deserves negative stars.
I use the NyTimes as my browser homepage on all my machines. I depend on the Times. But I also own an older iPad that Apple refuses to upgrade beyond IOS 9. As a result, my Times app is now useless.
I am an IT software professional. I realize your developers want to take advantage of iOS updates, but to unceremoniously abandon your subscribers is a huge disservice, nay, an insult. I find it unfathomable that you could not find a way to achieve backwards compatibility, even if some functionality was limited. I am now forced to use Safari to access the NYTimes website. As a result, your investment in an updated app is a complete throwaway, as far as I am concerned.
Saved Articles Have Disappeared 1/5
Go back to old layout and work on restoring saved articles!
Broken - crashes at startup on my iPad 3 1/5
The older version was fine. The new version crashes at startup on my iPad3 (iOS 9.3.5). Looks like I won't be making use of my electronic Times subscription so much.