Newsstand now is a folder with a bunch of apps. :(

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  1. mikezmac macrumors 6502a

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    I liked newstand, I have 7 subscriptions. My magazines are now sitting in a folder and the icons are mostly black.

    This is terrible. :( I thought my subscriptions were being put into the replacement for newstand, News?
     
  2. Razeus macrumors 601

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    You obvioiusly read this wrong. Apple News is a new app, much like Flipboard only cleaner without the ads. Your subscription magazines are now only apps. Actually, they've always been apps (which is why they could update themselves, but Apple locked them in in something called Newstand. That implementation simply didn't work.
     
  3. mactumors macrumors 6502

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    Newsstand was really always just a folder with a bunch of apps.
     
  4. mikezmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The implementation was fantastic for me. It was 1000x much better than this...
     

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    agree... newsstand needed obviously improvements, but just removing it... what the heck?
     
  8. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    What bit specifically do you think is fugly, the icons? Wouldn't that be up to the providers to update?

    TBH it wouldn't surprise me if Newsstand was eventually deprecated, it's pretty much been abandoned since release.
     
  9. mikezmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You may not have used it however I used it daily. I have several other friends who used it as well. How this was handled my Apple, in my opinion, was very poorly.

    On my iPad I read the news, my magazines and my books. (I'd also catch up on emails.) This would be akin to making all my books separate icons.

    Messy.
     
  10. Razeus macrumors 601

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    The way the icons look isn't Apple's problem.

    However, like most of Apple's software, Newstand has been basically abandoned.
     
  11. ipaddaro macrumors member

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    but where i find the news app in ipad air 2?!?

    i upgraded to ios 9, but the news NEW app doesn't seem to be there... it's only for iphone?
     
  12. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    It's only available in some regions.
     
  13. gsingham macrumors 6502

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    US only

    although the keynote suggested UK and AU too at launch...
     
  14. nope7308 macrumors 65816

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    Why do Canadians get treated like an inbred cousin? If you recall, it took over one year for Siri to be fully rolled out in Canada, even though it was said to be "coming soon" during the keynote.

    Balls, I tell ya!
     
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  16. manu chao macrumors 603

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    Newsstand in iOS 8 differed from the folder that replaced it in iOS 9 in only two ways:
    1. The respective news 'apps' had to be in the Newsstand folder. You couldn't distribute them over multiple folders, you couldn't put them directly on the home screen. The latter meant an extra operation when opening an app inside Newsstand and an extra operation when getting out of a news app (pressing the home button twice). In addition, compared to a normal folder, the only way to get out of the Newsstand 'folder' was via the home button (with normal folders tapping the screen outside the folder allowed you to get out of the folder).
    2. In Newsstand the app icons got updated automatically with the cover view of the current newspaper or magazine issue.
    I had a couple of 'apps' inside Newsstand but I only ever used one regularly. Forcing me to use a folder with essentially a single app inside, wasn't exactly an advantage. The changing icon is nice eye-candy but not much more. I take not having updated app icons over having to use a folder where I don't need one any day.

    Newsstand in iOS 5 & 6 offered the automatic download of new issues in the background (which was the main reason developers/publishers put their apps into it instead of leaving them as standalone apps). But the Background App Refresh in iOS 7 and later removed that advantage and Newsstand became that special folder you couldn't take the apps out of.

    And there were many news apps that chose not to become Newsstand apps, meaning you couldn't even have all your news apps in one folder.
     
  17. charlituna macrumors G3

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    they were always just separate icons. The only value in Newsstand was that apps coded for it would automatically be placed in the folder. It was really quite pointless
     
  18. borgusio macrumors regular

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    This. And the best thing was actually to see the new covers of the magazines every week. At a glance you could decide what to read. Now just an icon - no cover anymore. That means less functionality
     

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