Newsstand - A pointless App for the iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eezing, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. eezing macrumors 6502

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    Why is Newstand on the iPhone? Is there any Magazine apps available for the iPhone anyway? iPad I understand, but iPhone?

    As of now, the damn thing is an empty wooden folder on my homepage.

    Just when you think something couldn't be more useless than the stocks app.
     
  2. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    You shouldn't even have iOS 5 if you aren't a developer. Stop complaining.
     
  3. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am a developer, thanks for the input though.
     
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  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    So you have the option of accessing it from either one of your devices.
     
  6. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    How about we wait for iOS 5 to be released, then complain?
     
  7. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea, but not really. For example, Wired magazine sits in Newstand if you have it, but there is no Wired magazine app for iPhone. Same goes for "The Daily", iPad only.
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    wont the apps for it be released once iOS 5 is released
     
  9. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, beta is a perfect time for complaints... Beta's are made to be criticized so when the product is released, it's right. Who knows, maybe Apple may catch wind if the complaint is big enough, it's happened in the past.
     
  10. eezing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    doubt it. The caliber of "The Daily" just wouldn't work on the iPhone. Simply put, not enough screen real estate.
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i dont know magazines in pdf format work on the iphone for me

    also the can format them to look better

    example have the pictures hidden so you have to click a link to view
     
  12. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I do agree that it is pointless (to me) and I do hope that by the time iOS 5 is released this Fall that Apple can make Newsstand a downloadable app from the App Store and not have it be pre-installed.
     
  13. flipster macrumors 6502a

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    I also agree... it should be a downloadable app... I never look at magazines and have no interest in them. It's just going to be a useless icon on my screen that never gets opened.
     
  14. ESPN macrumors regular

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    Agreed newstand and iBooks will perennially be useless apps to many people including me.
     
  15. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    http://developer.apple.com/bugreporter/
     
  16. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    I always thought this was the best place to report bugs
     
  18. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Only if you don't have stocks or read magazines. I am waiting for Newstand to give some mags a try.

    My new pet peeve. All the accusations of people using a beta not being developers. Developer or not everyone is allowed to have opinions about apps.
     
  19. Nufoundglorykid macrumors newbie

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    all you developers get so damn protective of your beta crap. Why would they let each developer register 100 UDID's if only developers should have the beta software?
     
  20. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    The point is that most people actually using the betas to test/debug their apps don't come to forums like this to complain. They go on the dev forums and they report bugs where it can actually make a difference.
     
  21. PNutts macrumors 601

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    The OP asked a question and offered an opinion on a new iOS 5 app, not reporting a bug or anything dev related.
     
  22. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Often wondered why they didn't just re-brand iBooks as iReader (or something like that) and run books and periodicals out of the same app. Just creating clutter with two apps doing roughly the same thing.
     
  23. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    I agree completely. I can hardly see myself using Newsstand, i get most of my Mobile news on Twitter.

    I really hope there is an option to download it or not, just like iBooks. Because otherwise, it will be right next to my Contacts app on the last page of my iPhone 5.
     
  24. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Probably the same reason they are splitting the iPod app into the music app and the videos app. Personally I preferred the unified iPod app because it reduced clutter.
     
  25. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    I use 3 book apps: Banzai, Performance VW and Performance BMW Magazines, and If I can move them over to Newsstand, that would be so much better and nicer!
     

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