Any Way to Have the iPad Download the Newspaper in the Morning?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jw nyc, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    Thread title says it all. Is there currently any way for the iPad to download the latest issue of the WSJ or any other newspaper I have on it? Will this be possible with 4.2? I take my iPad on the subway with me every day (no WiFi or 3G connection) and I have to remember to open the app and let each one download before I go underground. I feel like this is an obvious flaw that should and could be fixed but am I missing something?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I don't think there is way to do on stock firmware (you got a couple of options on the Jail breaking side), it seen like a pretty huge flaw, however rumors around is that Apple will be releasing an News Stand App, that will manage your Newspapers and magazines subscriptions just like iBooks manages your books. We can only hope "offline" reading is available.
  3. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    No, there isn't a way. The best workaround I can think of is to use a RSS reader app, so you only have to open one app to download all your news sources.
  4. macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2006
    My local paper's website has an adobe acrobat version I download to the iPad and read n the browser on a regular basis.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Dec 20, 2009
  6. macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2008
    Press Reader. over 200 us newspapers and hundreds of international papers. subscibe to one, some or all. auto delivery.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    The answer to the OP's question is YES.

    The WSJ app is designed to download the entire paper and allow you to read it off line. This has been the case since the iPad came out. There is no need to wait for the next operating system. It works just fine.
  8. macrumors 68030


    Oct 6, 2008
    He asked if it could be in he does not have to open the wsj app in the morning before he leaves his house.

    I don't think there is any way to do that in iOS...
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    Oh. I hadn't grasped that he meant automated.Sorry.
  10. macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Its not iOS, its the app itself.

    If WSJ has an app and enables push on it, they could push the new paper to the device each morning. Content push is something a developer would NOT want the OS to control, its better for the app itself to decide when to push new content.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2010
    I don't think that is right; you can use push notifications to send short messages asynchronously to an iOS device. AFAIK they can't automatically trigger the download of larger amounts of data (ie. the whole newspaper). The Instapaper developer complained about this in a blog post shortly after 4.0 was released.
  12. macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Oh really? My bad. I didn't fully check. I thought it would have been able to. I guess it makes sense though since large amounts of data over 3G synching automatically would be a bad thing for some people.

    A way to do it over wifi would be pretty sweet though.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    There are provisions to reduce excessive data via 3G - for example I got a warning saying I couldn't install an app due to it's size except via WiFi.

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