Anyone Really Planning on Using Newsstand?
I ask because I'm just curious why it has to be present on the home screen even for people who are not currently using it. Maybe they will change this for the release when there actually are publications that use it, and for now they just want to show what it's like... At least that's what I'm hoping.
I don't buy any iOS publications other than the occasional funny book (Bossypants FTW!), so having Newsstand occupy that space really bothers me... I have my home screen set up so I have 2 rows of my 8 most used default apps, then 4 folders with everything else (Utilities, Lifestyle, Social, Utilities).
For some reason I really like having an empty row at the bottom... I just think it looks better. All the new crap Apple is adding is making it really difficult to keep my organisation going... I am definitely going to be jailbreaking iOS 5 to hide all of Apple's crApps that I don't use.
- 08-20-2011, 02:41 PM #2
I have no intention of using it. Right now I just have it relegated to the last page where apps go to die.
I, also, keep the bottom row of each page empty. I find I'm less likely to accidentally open an app when trying to swipe between pages when I have that empty space.
- 08-20-2011, 03:00 PM #3
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- 08-20-2011, 08:42 PM #5
I can honestly say that I plan on using it too and I, too, have held out subscribing to anything too. It helps keep down on the clutter of having all the magazines laying around here. Honestly, after the notifications, is the 2nd thing I am really looking forward too.
- 08-20-2011, 10:02 PM #6
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- 08-21-2011, 09:46 AM #8
I highly doubt Apple will allow it to be placed in a folder or removed - too much money to be made.
While I can understand why they'd put it on the iPad, I'm not sure why it's on the iPhone. Are there really any magazines for sale that are optimized for iPhones?
- 08-21-2011, 12:27 PM #9
I love it as a concept, it's a great idea! And frankly I think it's how they should be handling iBooks. But I think it should only appear if you are actually subscribed to one of these publications.
I understand though why it can't be put into a folder. It doesn't make sense UI-wise.
And @Alli, that's the reason I originally cleared up my bottom row, but now I only have one page... Don't know why I still like the bottom row empty. haha
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- 08-22-2011, 09:17 AM #16
Why is everyone saying "it's a cool app, but not for me"? So far, it's nothing. It's not a cool app. It's an icon. You open it and see a larger version of the icon, a non-functional button and a app-store "we'll be right back"-type note saying that (someday) the link will be functional.
Not sure how that's a "cool app" or what it will eventually turn out to be. But to answer the OP question, maybe. It depends on what it ends up being. It's WAY to early to tell.
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- 08-25-2011, 10:55 AM #23
Not to digress too far off topic, but anyone JB iOS5? There are JB apps that let you put folders inside folders... any success with that? There's also the option in SBSettings to hide apps... maybe that will work, as well.
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