Vanity Fair Digital Edition Entertainment App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: CondeNet

Now for iPhone!

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
596 Ratings
All Versions:
2275 Ratings


Redesigned exclusively for iPad and NOW the iPhone!

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Experience Vanity Fair’s high-profile interviews, stunning photography, and thought-provoking features in a whole new way. The redesigned Vanity Fair app delivers the look and feel of the print magazine to your device even as it redefines storytelling for the Digital Age through the use of interactive graphics, galleries, and video. Subscribe now for complete access. Already a print subscriber? You can access the app for free—just download it and enter your subscription information. Single issues are also available for purchase.

CURRENT APP USERS: Once you install the latest version of the Vanity Fair app and accept an upgrade to iOS 5, the Vanity Fair icon on your iPad will disappear— you’ll now find Vanity Fair in your Newsstand folder. Tap the image of our cover to read the latest issue and access your library. If you choose not to do both of these actions, the Vanity Fair icon will remain on your device and the app will remain accessible through it. In addition, to take advantage of having the latest issue automatically downloaded on to your device, go into your Settings on your iPad, select “Store” and turn on the automatic download switch for the Vanity Fair app.

Vanity Fair Magazine Subscriptions available:
A single issue for $4.99 (non-subscription)
1-month subscription for $1.99, automatically renewed until canceled
1-year subscription for $19.99, automatically renewed until canceled
Payment for all purchases will be charged to your iTunes account at the confirmation of your purchase.

SUBSCRIBERS’ AUTOMATIC-RENEWAL FEATURE: Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period (another year for annual subscribers, another month for monthly subscribers) unless you change your subscription preferences in your account settings. You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Please go to for more information.

Customer Reviews

  • Love having Vanity Fair on the go!

    by StinaB612

    I love being able to read the magazine on my iPhone even when I don't have an internet connection. And it's always a great read!

  • Pam

    by 2rivercity

    Great App! Once I figured out how to navigate, it was super easy!

  • Like

    by Like to read in bed

    Finally got to work and downloaded all my paid issues. Like reading in bed and this makes it easier.

  • Great UX

    by Mtothe3

    I'm so pleased with how easy it is to browse content, especially with the categorization by estimated read time. Truly interactive and further testimony that VF values quality content and design.

  • Works fine for me

    by bushle

    Based on my somewhat limited experience, this ap works just as it should. No issues or bugs that others have noted.

  • Great Magazine Experience

    by urbanhoustonian

    I love the iPad app and have recently fallen for the iPhone app. It makes the magazine uber portable. My only suggestions are to allow all articles to be shared and to add Pinterest to the sharing options.

  • Best I've seen...

    by Challengephoto

    As a professional photographer I was floored by how the cover text was cleared from the cover image when rotated to the horizontal orientation. Nice touch VF...

  • Love it!

    by Kevin737

    Enough said!

  • Love this app for traveling!

    by WendyMichelle

    This app is great for traveling, I can leave all of my heavy magazines home.

  • Classy and sassy

    by Napazoe

    This app is so well done. It is easy to download, easy to work with and easy to use. Vanity Fair got it right and sets the bar high for other magazines. And now I must get back and read about Amy Adams.

  • Love this app

    by doc grrl

    Easy to navigate. Easy to read, even on an iPhone. Love the way they've organized the content by length of time to read it!

  • Favorite mag and excellent app!!

    by Shemp McGillicutty

    Vanity fair is my favorite magazine and the app does it justice.

  • As promised

    by Poiuyttreee

    No complaints. Download is quick, considering the large file; display is first rate. The occasional back issues from VFs first iteration are a realbtreat!

  • Convenient and intuitve

    by Nurs nan

    All the lovely writing of the magazines at your fingertips. I vowed never ti like iPad reading. I was sadly mistaken. This means in easy, the pictures and other formatting are assessable. The finding of new stories easy with displays of further stories that capture ones interest. That's my favorite part of his design.......ones curiosity is engaged by this design format.

  • A favorite

    by Reading in the dark

    I was hesitant to subscribe because so many of my favored magazines online apps are awful. Vanity Fair has done a great job! Incredibly use friendly and I couldn't be more grateful to have a most favorite magazine ready be read with such convenience.

  • Excellent

    by VGGr

    Easy and aesthetically appealing.

  • Vanity Fair app.

    by What a let-down

    Easier to read than the printed version - and best of all: you don't have to go through all the tedious ads to get to the reading material!

  • Best Magazine app evarrr!

    by KirkCunningham

    This should quickly become the gold standard of magazine apps! They have thought of everything. The table of contents is fantastic. I love that they give you approximate reading times, so you know what you can squeeze in while you're on the go. I read Vanity Fair more on my iPhone now than I do on my iPad or the print copy. It's quick, easy and convenient. I wish I could give it more stars! (Now, I'm going back to reading my Vanity Fair on my iPhone.)

  • Needs same archive past issues option, that Vogue has

    by Ax-free, Benign Critic

    Otherwise, this is an excellent app.

  • Still functional on iPad 1

    by lennon2014

    It can be somewhat slow, mostly choking on certain transitions to/from ad placements, but I continue to be impressed by the design/layout. One of the best looking adaptations on the market. Hope Conde maintains support for "old" hardware.

  • I'd really like to read VF

    by Okforever

    Unfortunately, when I click on the cloud button nothing happens. And when I click on the download button I just sends me to my library where I, again, have to repeatedly click on the cloud button or the magazine covers... neither of which does anything. The app looks great, but when I have no access to content, it's not worth much.

  • The 10 second read

    by Vanity fair app is no,good

    Like everyone else, my Vanity Fair app disappears in 10 seconds or so. This week it kept sending me back to an article on Amy Adams that I tried to read last month but couldn't because I kept losing it, What's up? Funny -- this rating survey stayed up.....

  • Buggy and clunky

    by Timesreader

    As someone else noted this app is horribly buggy. When it works it's ok but I keep getting booted with "authentication error" messages. I've reset my password numerous times so I know login credentials are correct. A few emails to customer support have gone unanswered for weeks. Get it together Vanity Fair! It's no wonder print media is dying. They're stuck in the Stone Age.

  • Vanity fair app

    by Wimpy79

    Cannot get. So much more difficult to navigate than any other magazine that I subscribe to. Then I ask for help and that's even more so. After I struggle to complete it won't let me submit! Make it easier!! After all, we're not trying to retrieve government secrets!

  • Can't buy latest edition!

    by Icnsee

    App won't let me purchase any other editions! Frustrating!

  • Awful

    by Joe@aol

    Impossible to sign in to. They don't recognize your name, your subscription number, nothing. And no help, either. So the only people they aggravate is their print subscriber base. Same problem The New Yorker app had. But why would they learn from The New Yorker? Just because the 2 magazines have Conde Nast as their owner? Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. I'm deleting the app altogether. Can't bear any more of this customer-directed frustration. Other better executed diversions compete for my attention. May delete my print subscription as well.

  • Confusing

    by Farmischt

    Never know how or when the new edition is available. What is my bill? Seems available lat and easier to read from print. Will be canceling

  • Going in circles

    by Gwd396

    For some reason when I picked the 'open' button, it takes me back to the selection page. Did it many times but no mags are opening still.

  • Terrible app, can't even sign in as subscriber

    by SuGo7777

    Can't get the screen to enter my subscription info!!! Very frustrating, avoid it.

  • Download issues

    by fishnets

    What's the point of shiny colorful pages when the magazine will not even download. Don't they want people to read their magazine. Obviously not!

  • Frustrating!

    by Sisters Cowgirl

    The new issue does not appear in my bookshelf to remind me to buy the latest issue. I am stuck with the old one. Then next day or week it appears . . . .

  • iPad Air???

    by offkilter312

    Evidently this doesn't work with iPad Air. It worked with my iPad 1 and it works with my wife's iPad Mini but it doesn't work with my iPad Air and Vanity Fair has been USELESS in trying to resolve the problem. Less than 1 star for customer service.

  • Horrible

    by ctm1212

    Unfortunately this app is still really bad. It frequently crashes and it frequently locks me out. Also, it's ridiculous that it takes up to a week to get the electronic version after receiving the print edition. Conde Nast needs to put their collective head together and make one system that works across ALL of their publications - i.e. ONE password for all accounts, one navigation system, etc.

  • Vanity Fair App

    by ripqc

    Never recognized my login. Never received tech support requested. Don't have the time to waste on this kind of thing.

  • This app is weak

    by M225

    I have a subscription and am supposed to have all access. I have registered and followed all the customer support instructions and even tried to contact customer support via email with no response. at this time, I can only access old editions not the current one.

  • Fabulous!

    by DonnaJayne

    Great job VF! Great graphics and tech.

  • Vanity Fair

    by Glenn Ford

    Very good app! It's nice to always have the latest edition on my iPad. And I love the links at the end of the articles. Very informative and fun to read!

  • Excellent

    by SV WRO


  • Love it!!

    by Katts122

    Love it! Great job VF! I have been a subscriber for over 20 years. Thanks for such a great app and a great magazine. Missing Dominic. Cheers.

  • App is wonderful

    by Laneyse


  • Well done

    by Bryanflnt

    App works great. Gets you the content fast, easier then a magazine.

  • Great!

    by JP4985

    Great app for one of the great magazines of the modern era!

  • Great

    by hedgehawgmama

    I love this app! I enjoy being able to read Vanity Fair whenever I want to.

  • My app doesn't appear on screen

    by nanc.10

    Same gripe as others. I have paid subscription for decades & the app pg. shows installed, but no action & no app on screen. I cannot add my given number or address,etc. I am of the paper era, mag arrives, read it, look at photos,layouts & appreciate the true effort that editors,journalists,photographers, etc and do not have to get frustrated over apps that do not work.

  • Incredible

    by SethSanjiv

    Enjoy reading the magazine on the iPad.

  • Excellent reproduction of print. No background download?

    by Elroy 74

    Add background download I would give 5 stars. Rendering the tablet useless while waiting for download is pretty annoying.

  • VF review

    by DiBeege

    Easy to access Separating by article length is a great idea

  • Limiting me to one issue on ipad at a time??

    by Rob Atlanta

    I will not be renewing my subscription as recent updates take VF back to the Stone Age- only one magazine at a time. I have a large capacity ipad as I love to bounce around between issues and my "reading list of stories from different issues". Thats the magic of the digital age, which VF is taking away from me, a PAYING customer.

  • VF great, but technology can be a mystery

    by miss Linder

    love this magazine, but I am having problems downloading new issues and getting rid of old. "don't have enough room..make room for another download". what's up with that? not enough directions to figure that out. I have been without new issues for awhile. anyone?

  • Well done

    by Mountain_Breeze

    This is how a magazine app should look, feel and behave.

  • Vanity fair app just keeps getting better

    by Bethfrank4

    The download is now even speedier and navigation is smooth and effortless. Brilliant app and brilliant mag!

  • Works

    by Jez728

    Flawless app!

  • David S.

    by 314172

    Great magazine. Great app. Great iPad presentation.

  • Vanity fairly

    by Kenronr

    They went from a great app to the worse. Takes forever to download. Constant interruptions from advertisements. This had to happen when I went to a yearly subscriptions from monthly...big mistake! Kenronr New review as of 7/23/13. Due to updates VF downloads in a matter of seconds now. In my humble opinion this is the best magazine offered. Contains the most interesting articles and pictures with the clarity of a diamond. Kenronr Having problems lately telling me I don't have enough room on my iPad. My iPad shows plenty of space. I can't figure out how to remove my last 3 years of old issues.

  • I love Vanity Fair

    by Tony in New Orleans

    This app makes it possible to read it in the car, after dark. (Someone else is driving)

  • Great!

    by Darrell Eager

    Now I have VF everywhere !

  • Nice for iPad

    by gwencameron

    I do wish there was more ability to use with Pinterest.

  • Excellent

    by Avid reader Florida

    Enjoying the app. Have had no problems.

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