>>Do these apps make reading the forums easier then?
Yes, apparently. There is one called Tapatalk that specifically mentions simple machines forums, but the forum owner has to activate Tapatalk support before it will work. The app costs the princely sum of £1.79, but reviews look really good, and people seem to think you don't know you need it until you have it, and see how easy it is.
Well I just got the app!....oops FH needs to have something their end too!.....I normally read mine via my emails from iphone 4 but it's difficult to write replies as I don't seem to be able to get to view the whole screen...hmmm...I'm not very good at explaining what I'm trying to say here....