Newsstand Should be Merged With iBooks

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Kitschier, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Kitschier macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry, but Newsstand shouldn't be a mandatory app. I'm not about to read full magazines on my iPhone, and I surely don't want a superfluous app just sitting amongst my other apps. iBooks and Newsstand should be one.

    Also, Reminders feels like it should be a part of iCal or Notes. Too little for one app; shouldn't they have made a proper checklist/to-do app?

    Just putting that out there.
     
  2. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Let's not butcher the nice iBooks app with Newsstand garbage
     
  3. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    I agree, books and magazines should be part of the same app, you could switch between multiple shelves.
     
  4. Kitschier thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why not?

    Keep it separate like the PDF files are in iBooks. Simple, realistic.

    Apple has, as of late, been real keen on creating one specific application for each function. Brings up why FaceTime is FaceTime and not iChat, which should take the place of iMessage, etc. Wasn't it always about simplicity, Apple?
     
  5. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    No thanks. I rather have the separate News Stand app. That said you should be able to merge it into a folder like iBooks can.
     
  6. class77 macrumors 6502a

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    I just wish my People magazine and USA Today apps worked on Newsstand
     
  7. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    Merge it into a folder? At least that would be an improvement. I'd rather not install it at all. I have no use for iBooks or News Stand.
     
  8. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    That's the last thing I want is to have iBooks and newsstand as one app. To me newsstand is worthless, wish I could at least hide the app in a folder...
     
  9. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent news! Newsstand already isn't an app, it's a folder. The individual magazines are apps.
     
  10. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Unlike newsstand, you can delete iBooks if you don't need it
     
  11. LastOneToKnow, Oct 14, 2011
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    There is a way to move Newsstand into a folder. Create a new folder by dropping an app on another app. The moment you do that quickly grab the Newsstand app and you'll be able to drop it in that newly created folder as well. Should note however, that at least for me the Newsstand app can not be launched successfully from within the folder. When I attempt to do so I get a black screen with a small loading icon in the center for a second or two, then my iPhone goes straight to the lock screen. To launch the app successfully you just have to take it out of the folder first. That being said, I have no intention of using the Newsstand app on my iPhone, so this solution works well for me.
     
  12. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    I would be careful using this bug to create nested folders when iOS does not support them. You may end up breaking something you care about, like successful backups...

    Just remember you are exploiting a bug with unknown side effects...
     
  13. LastOneToKnow macrumors member

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    Thanks for the word of caution. Very good point.
     

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