Any differences to NewsStand?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Mad Mac Maniac, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

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    I feel, personally, that NewsStand in iOS 5 was pretty much a flop of a feature....

    a) You are required to have it on your homescreen even if you have no news apps
    b) Your subscription news HAVE to go there even if you only have 1 news app
    c) It takes up a space on your multitasking tray
    d) And worst of all, it doesn't even autodownload new content!!!

    I recently started subscribing to the daily and I was surprised to realize the lack of autodownloading content. I thought that was the purpose of newsstand in the first place! Is that a fault of newsstand or of the daily?

    So has anything changed?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    d) Mine does on iOS 5 as long as I'm on WiFi.

    As to the rest: not noticed any change in iOS 6
     
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    what apps does that work for? Because it doesn't do it at all for the daily. Everytime I open the daily, it shows a bar at the top that says "checking for updates". Often stories will be added throughout the day so if I open it again a few hours later (when my iPad has been in wifi the entire time) I will need to download the updates.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The only NewsStand app I use is the Metro newspaper one. The new copy is there in the morning Mon->Fri without me doing anything.
     

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