First, I suppose those who are having problems reading it on various platforms may be talking about the past, because I can read it just fine on my iPad.
I'm giving it a try because I don't like the waste of paper of print newspapers. I generally don't pay for other newspapers because most of the competition is junk (incluing in Australia where I used to live). Although I have a long list of minuses, they are petty annoyances rather than fundamental, hence 4 stars.
Easy to read, easier than the paper edition, which can be a bit grey.
No need to keep a stack of paper to have access to old content.
Top-level organization of a table of contents (either for the whole paper or by section) is good, and makes it easy to navigate (though see below for some problems).
Update: you can actually resize all images; it's only in the table of contets where you can't.
There are a fair number of format glitches, probably in file coversion (e.g. things that probably should be bullet points appearing as a "1" or "l".
Navigation could be a bit easier but otherwise good, and I hope the glitches are fixed.
I was pleased that the standard iOS stretch gesture works for enlarging the Zapiro cartoon. How about extending that to all the pictures?
Great to read the content without ads.
No way to show a story as unread, making it hard to share the paper with someone else whlie keeping track of what you've read. A few typos (e.g. the current edition has a section called Literaty Festival).
I'm not sure if there's a way to do screen grabs; if not there's no obvious way to excerpt from the paper (as you could e.g. by scanning a paper edition).
No obvious way to copy text or even see it at the same time as another app, so writing letters to the edtior to respond to articles will be a chore.
The top-level table of contents should show letters to the editor as a title, rather than the title of the first letter.
The Zapiro cartoon deserves a heading of its own or at least to be mentioned in the section it's in, again in the contents table.
I miss having a front page with headlines.
I miss reading the ads (put this one in to see if you're paying attention).