I am only rating the app, not the publication 1/5
I love Vanity Fair as a the publication. The app, however, is not stable. I have to close the app and reopen it to download an article. Often, when I go back to the table of contents, the app will reload the article I just read rather than link to the newly selected article. I spend a lot of time having to do this. If it weren't for my love of Vanity Fair I would probably cancel my subscription becauseof the instability of the app.
Digital Edition only give you magazines going forward 1/5
There isn't an option to purchase access to all content. Called support, you only get content from date of purchase. You have to purchase past magazines 1 by 1 ~$4.99-$6.99.
Doesn't work 1/5
Won't let me download it and by the time I do my free subscription will be expired
I too want to bookmark stories 5/5
However still giving five stars because other magazines I read also don't offer this feature. But everyone should. Otherwise it's one of the best apps out there for a subscription.
Good App, Incredible Content 5/5
By Paul Richie
A+ mid-to-high brow content from the magazine that Donald Trump doesn't want you to read.
Still love it and hope to see a few new features shortly... 4/5
I have been a big fan of this app. Over the years my annual apple subscription of VF moved from my iPad2, to iPhone 6 Plus, and now to iPhone 7 Plus. However, it is time for VF to address basic limitations in the app, if they want to keep their loyal customers. I would start with dynamic font size (why not take advantage of such a great option offered by IOS TODAY???). Book marks and landscape are long overdue futures, but the font size is an embarrassment by the end of 2016...
Unusable app 1/5
I have wasted hours trying to get this application to work. The login button was difficult to find. Once I was able to login, the app would only show purchasing options and did not have a download or view option.
Needs a couple improvements 3/5
By Jazz Picasso
Good app but table of contents should be more friendly to browsing (pictures would help).
I would also like to bookmark stories.
VF Online 3/5
Fairly user friendly; however, the content seems to be the same as the print edition in that Carter and his minions feel some type of twisted need to constantly deride Bush, Trump, and all Republicans/Conservatives in general while totally skirting any areas of contention regarding Obama, Billy, or Hillary regardless of the scope and severity of outright lies, disinformation, or criminal doings. Just saying.
Have a nice day,
This is a terrible attempt by a "respected" publication at climbing into the digital age. Mr. Carter who is so vociferous in his many criticisms of others should look at himself and the horrible mess he has made here. I have been emailing for weeks to get my previous purchases restored on my new iPad and to gain access to my subscription to no avail. Shame on you for such dreadful customer service and for digitally degrading such a great legacy product.
Unacceptable support and service 1/5
Going on a week and counting of Conde Nast's backend system being broken with no end in sight. Customer service only sends back form letters. Completely unacceptable.
Landscape mode 1/5
Why no landscape mode? This is digital so why no ability to zoom in or out, change font size etc?
My best mag..VF is........... 5/5
By Marion Belle
Hey! What's there not to like about this VF Mag.....Loving it forever...from page to page..article to article the best......been a fan for years..when we were young..now ..a little well older...please continue.....as long as you keep those great political opinions going.....;-). Marion Berlin
By Preston L Howard
Vanity Fair is a most excellent app. Runs like a Swiss watch on my old iPad1. If you're complaining about technical issues then your tablet is probably a Dell or other piece of junk. There are certain advantages to reading on the app. It's faster and easier, more organized.
How did Apple allow this app on the App Store 1/5
No landscape mode.
No ability to change the font size.
The price is 5 times what it is if you buy a physical subscription.
This is awful.
Vanity Fair 3/5
I watch Vanity Fair confidential on Discovery ID and they advertise a special edition out on criminals but I don't see it in my subscription. Shouldn't I get the editions they advertise? This is a paid subscription
You guys and the bozos from LinkedIn should go bowling together. Keyboard-case iPad users won't be joining you.
Here's a suggestion for future releases: don't break stuff that we're all used to.
Landscape view 3/5
Bring back landscape view!
Customer support doesn't work 1/5
By Ay Wy
I'm trying to update my credit card info on my ipad air but the customer support page doesn't work. The keyboard doesn't drop and neither do any of the buttons on to work. I called the support number and was kept waiting for over ten minutes so I gave up.
By SV WRO
Frustrated Reader 1/5
Unfortunate experience trying to maneuver digital magazine. According to description contains "interactive graphics, galleries & videos"...not available according to customer service. Frustrating enough to consider cancellation of magazine. Customer service unhelpful but does wish you a nice day!
Issues Gone!! 1/5
By Great Skate
I made the mistake of updating this app. My previously purchased issues are all gone! Tried restore and it won't even show the issues I already own! I'm supposed to be able to download my archived issues at any time and now they don't exist!! I'm very upset!!
No landscape view 1/5
By neikky - 100
There's no landscape view on the new version of the app. Many paying customers (subscribers) have written with the same complaint and requesting a fix but VF has ignored the comments -- other than being just plain rude, lack of customer service is definitely cause to cancel subscription. I used to devour VF's new editions cover to cover when I was able to read in horizontal view and I loved eagerly awaiting the next edition. Now, I get more and more frustrated as I turn the page, quickly reach my boiling point of annoyance, and have to close the mag. Now that I'm behind on reading the editions, might as well cancel the subscription, stop paying for frustration and blatant lack of customer service, and just borrow the copy from others. Major FAIL by VF.
Losing landscape lost me 1/5
By Friting the dude
I have to cancel my digital subscription because they made the stupid decision to only display in portrait. Being able to read it in landscape was so lovely, in portrait it is awkward and I can't use my keyboard stand. Hence, I haven't read in months. Total waste of money now.
Lets go girls 5/5
I like how she put a c instead of a k and she is so so so so pretty let's go girls!!!!!!
Do not buy 1/5
I spent most of my time with this app trying to figure out how to cancel it. The quality of the app is good, but eventually I stopped reading it. Apple makes it overly confusing to cancel. I paid for a number of editions that I never read just because I had so much trouble trying to cancel.
Doesn't do well on iPhone 6+ 4/5
This app is well thought out but curiously it has not been updated since November 2014.
It needs to be updated to use the full resolution possible on iPhone 6 and 6+.
This is a trivial update for the app developer.
Won't load on my iPad 3! 1/5
This had worked great for years, and now, because my latest issue wouldn't load and I deleted and am now trying to re-install, it won't install! This is crap, I hope it's fixed soon, don't want to have to lug the magazine with me as I travel...
Portrait only 3/5
The app won't allow scaling or rotating to see photos. I'm lucky I can read the text because it appears
there is no zoom either.
Boo on no more landscape view 2/5
I'm very disappointed not to be able to read this magazine in landscape view. My favorite thing to do in the summer is to read VF on my iPad while on the beach, and I can't see my iPad in portrait view with my polarized sunglasses. Please fix this. Then, I'll go back up to a 5 star rating.
By Nota number
No landscape viewing = no viewing by this viewer 2/5
For reasons unknown, VF has decided to permit digital viewing in portrait mode only. My iPad viewing preference is set up for landscape viewing. VF permitted landscape option in the past. Only the most crude digital magazines use portrait only. Sad to see VF going backwards. Whatever happened to choice?
I agree with the other reviewers, not being able to read in landscape is so frustrating. I haven't read the last few months, because I can't prop it up while I am eating my lunch, and if I am out side the portrait orientation will not work with sunglasses on.
Worst App 1/5
By Goodbye Graydon
Download app. Buy subscription. Download. Go to read issues. Need to download again. Try to download. Download won't work. Reset password. Doesn't work. Delete app. Start over. And again. And again... You get the picture. Don't waste your money. After two years of living with this app I'm sadly saying goodbye Graydon Carter.
The worse "update" ever! 1/5
Can't even read my favourite magazine. Got the beautiful cover but no article whatsoever. It reverts to the prior issues arrivals. The worst update ever!
Not working on iPad 4 still 1/5
By Mr. Duchamp
Months go by. Last update to app was 2014!
portrait only view 1/5
Used to be able to read this magazine in the landscape view. Now I have to take it out of my keyboard stand and hold it vertically in my hand. HUGE inconvenience. Hate it.
No horizontal orientation 3/5
By Maxwell Edison
Looks like VF has gone to a portrait-only display for the app since February 2015. That's really too bad as the landscape orientation really showed off the great photography much better. As with everything I'm sure it was a cost-saving measure, but the magazine's design is weaker because of it.
Really like--wish it had horizontal orientation 3/5
I really like reading VF on the iPad but it I hate that it only has vertical orientation. Please go back to the previous version where I could switch to horizontal.
iPhone 6+ 2/5
The iPhone 6 + has been in the public for months, yet no update to this app... Reading fuzzy text is just painful. I am canceling until they update the app.
absolutely can't get issues to download 2/5
I've tried and tried, over different OSes on my iPad, to get issues to download. But I'm constantly getting an "Error during download" message. Uninstalling and reinstalling haven't helped. Frustrating, and missing lots of issues.
Auto renewal hidden 1/5
This app hides the fact there is an auto renewal when you sign on. Plus couple with the fact that it is not the easiest way to actually turn that off makes you feel like you're being compelled to purchase for something you don't really want . Cheap tricks from a company that is no different to porn sites .
UPDATE: Bring Back Landscape Mode! 3/5
I called Conde Nast Digital customer service and they confirmed that landscape mode has been DISCONTINUED PERMANENTLY on new issues of Vanity Fair for the iPad. Call them at 800-365-0635 and complain bitterly!
Latest issues (Feb., Mar. 2015), won't switch to landscape mode on iPad, but older issues still do (within the same app). Looks like they're trying to save on programming by releasing same version of content on both iPhone and iPad, but it just won't do. The magazine is beautiful and I love it on the iPad, but reading it without landscape mode is just too awkward. Please bring it back!
Doesn't work in landscape mode on iPad 1/5
I love Vanity Fair but I can't read it in landscape mode with the iPad app. Very frustrating. Shocking this hasn't been fixed.
Can't view lastest issues in landscape mode on iPad 3/5
By Ann Mink
I can view older issues in landscape mode but not the latest. I really don't like this. Means I have to take my iPad out of the keyboard case and hold it in my hands as opposed to sitting on it on my lap or on the tray table on airplanes. Really awkward.
Beautiful app til now 2/5
I love how beautiful the app is. The photos, the articles are all easy to,see/read. HOWEVER, I have tried everything I can think of to be able to read articles in landscape view and can't figure out if its a design problem or user error. In either case, it needs to be fixed. It is impossible to,read vertically on an iPad. I'm in landscape mode almost all the to,e, th articles on VF are not. Please fix the rotation or make it more obvious to,me to make that happen. Because turning my device doesn't work.
I WOULDN'T DO IT! 1/5
Bought this app...it wouldn't let me sign in. tried over and over. tried the "lost password" thing. didn't work. start to think i must have bought a trial subscription by mistake. then i get an email (months later) from itunes saying "we're renewing your subscription." i write and say "i never got the first issue." 3 emails and 4 phone calls later to both VF and itunes and the answer is basically this "screw you." (it was a polite "screw you" but still...) they say can't give me refund. can't give me subscription. can't give me old issues...i am SOL. CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!
You need to reinstall 4/5
I could not get any issues downloaded on iPad Air but then I deleted app and reinstalled it and then it worked.
Nightmare app 1/5
I subscribe to Vanity Fair through iTunes and this app won't let me view any issues on the iPad air I can view the issues on my iPhone six but it's really hard to read a magazine on the tiny little screen this issue needs to be addressed immediately!
Terrible App 1/5
It has caused my apple store app to crash!!