It's such a joke that you cannot put the News Stand app inside a folder.

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  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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  2. kazpod macrumors member

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    Agreed x 1,000,000,000,000

    This bothers the **** out of me.
     
  3. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't that because News stand IS a folder? it looks a bit different, but it functions like one.

    We should be able to delete it though.
     
  4. chriscl macrumors 6502

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    Apple probably had to make several concessions to publishers to get their magazines and newspapers in to "News Stand".

    I'll bet two of those were that the App must be prominent, and that you can't delete it (like some of the other - for me - rarely used Apps, like the Stock-ticker).
     
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  6. kazpod macrumors member

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    And almost 2 years later it's still not an option. Exactly his point.
     
  7. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, he has a point. A point that has been beaten to death so badly that it is hardly worth mentioning at this point. Just move it to another page out of the way. Crisis averted.
     
  8. Ripcord83 macrumors member

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    you can if that glitch is still in iOS.
    I have mine in a folder because I don't use it, if I do it crashes springboard.
     
  9. joekun macrumors regular

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    I moved mine to a blank page of apps when it first came out. Forgot I even had it until I did the same thing with passbook this morning, put it right next to news stand. Two apps all by themselves on a page I will never go to.
     
  10. kazpod macrumors member

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    Seems fitting to post this seeing as though iOS6 just came out today.
     
  11. iParis macrumors 68040

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    That glitch hasn't worked since iOS 5.0.1 or 5.1, I forget which version it was that they patched it.
     
  12. kazpod macrumors member

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    Being picky the extra dot for the page would bother me.
    On ios5 I did the trick of adding to a recently created folder. Will have to try once I update the iPhone 5.
     
  13. Ripcord83 macrumors member

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    well if you were able to do it before they patched it you're good to go.

    I've backed-up & restored many times and it's still in the folder I put it in.
    worked fine for my iOS6 restore too.

    should be good to go on the i5 too, as long as you restore from back up.
     
  14. Hephaestus macrumors 6502

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    I agree, Newsstand is the most useless App in iOS. Why on earth not combine it with iBooks? It's a flawed app because it behaves like a folder, but operates like an application, so it shows up in multitasking. Why? It also can't be deleted! If we can delete iBooks which is FAR more useful, we should be able to delete the awful Newsstand.
     
  15. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    Newsstand should be a downloadable app from the App Store. I wish I could delete it.
     
  16. tonyr6 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree.
     
  17. bryan85 macrumors regular

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    Seriously, I'm not going to read a newspaper on my iPhone.
     
  18. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    You should actually try newstand, and you'll see it's not just about newspapers.

    There's a slew of periodicals and magazines worth reading...depending on your interests of course.
     
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    Still not reading on my phone. iPad, sure. But not a small phone screen.
     
  21. Scott006 macrumors member

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    Because thats how to deal with problems... just don't?
    The fact that every apple fanboy, and apple themselves, makes such a huge deal about apple paying close attention to the "little things" means that this "little thing" should actually be quite an important problem to solve.
    .. that is unless "little things" are only ever noteworthy when it is something apple has improved upon and retain their assumed insignificance when they are actually an annoyance. Just trying to understand the logic here.
     
  22. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    "Newsstand" should be an app like iBooks is. It's really the same thing except for newspapers/magazines instead of books.

    Actually, they should just incorporate Newsstand into the iBooks app, and have magazines/newspapers in the iBookstore. That would make much more sense.
     
  23. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    I agree. Reading a periodical on a phone is not fun.

    On the iPad, which is what I was mainly referring to, it makes more sense.
     
  24. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    My point was simply that people have been complaining about this for a very long time and Apple has done nothing about it. Continuing crying now probably isn't going to solve the problem.
     
  25. Scott006 macrumors member

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    Something is bad, hence we complain. It's pretty much the premise of tech forums. Comments which attack people voicing a valid complaint on a forum are just completely nonsensical.
     

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