1. Jellotime91's Avatar
    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 02:32 PM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    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.
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    08-20-2011 03:41 PM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    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.
    Ditto. I hope that Apple will pop theirs heads out their arse and allow it to be put in a folder. I also keep the bottom row empty, but that's because I can't stand the screen being too cluttered.
    08-20-2011 04:00 PM
  4. applefanboi's Avatar
    I plan to see what all is available for it. To me, it sounds like a great idea! I've been holding off subscribing to anything until iOS 5 comes out, and I have my ipad 2 - one week til I can buy it!!!
    08-20-2011 05:31 PM
  5. ptb127's Avatar
    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 09:42 PM
  6. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I won't use it and I would like it to die die DIEEE!!!
    I hate how you can't put it in a folder, so instead of going into my junk folder where crAPPS go to die, it just sits on my screen and silently mocks me...
    08-20-2011 11:02 PM
  7. jproubique's Avatar
    just like the damn stocks app i want it gone why cant they allow me to at least hide it! i know if i can hide it with poof but come on apple...
    08-21-2011 01:01 AM
  8. kilcher's Avatar
    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?
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    08-21-2011 10:46 AM
  9. dublex's Avatar
    I'm not using it. Simple as that. I need to find a way to delete it though or put it in a folder (sub-folder idea!).
    08-21-2011 01:27 PM
  10. Jellotime91's Avatar
    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
    08-21-2011 05:30 PM
  11. BATES_OUT's Avatar
    Worst case scenario, could you not just replace the icon with a transparent 1 and at least give the impression it's hidden lol
    08-21-2011 07:24 PM
  12. jimmers's Avatar
    Nope! I can't say that I'll use it. It's a cool feature, just not for me.
    08-21-2011 07:34 PM
  13. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Worst case scenario, could you not just replace the icon with a transparent 1 and at least give the impression it's hidden lol
    I would hope I won't have to jailbreak to hide the icon...
    08-21-2011 08:54 PM
  14. applefanboi's Avatar
    Yeah, im definitely going to like it more on my iPad vs. iPhone. We'll see if I move it to the back though... I didn't think I would use iBooks/kindle on my phone, but I have...
    08-21-2011 10:12 PM
  15. Eileen89's Avatar
    Nope! I can't say that I'll use it. It's a cool feature, just not for me.
    Same here. It looks nice, but I don't see myself ever using it.


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    08-22-2011 08:20 AM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    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.
    08-22-2011 10:17 AM
  17. ghostface147's Avatar
    I'd still like to put it in a folder.
    08-22-2011 11:11 AM
  18. Jellotime91's Avatar
    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.
    Uh, since Apple has already introduced it and said exactly what it's going to be, I think it's fair to make an assumption based on that...
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    08-22-2011 11:20 AM
  19. Fausty82's Avatar
    Uh, since Apple has already introduced it and said exactly what it's going to be, I think it's fair to make an assumption based on that...
    True, they have said what it's going to be... but the devil is always in the details. I'm gonna wait and see HOW they do it, and how it functions before saying yea or nay.
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    08-22-2011 11:46 AM
  20. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    I think I will use it to subscribe to some magazines
    08-23-2011 10:03 PM
  21. anon4705295's Avatar
    I might use it, but probably not. I do think Apple should let us hide it in the settings or something, as you can't hide it in a folder labelled "Useless Crap" like the rest of their apps
    08-25-2011 11:26 AM
  22. Anja Nikolic's Avatar
    I have heard about it and know a bit of information on it. But still i am skeptical about its use. Can anyone give me more information about it which can help me make the right decision about it.
    08-25-2011 11:37 AM
  23. Fausty82's Avatar
    I might use it, but probably not. I do think Apple should let us hide it in the settings or something, as you can't hide it in a folder labelled "Useless Crap" like the rest of their apps
    I agree about being able to hide it in a folder... but as I understand it, the app itself IS a folder, and there's that whole can't put a folder in a folder thing.

    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.
    08-25-2011 11:55 AM
  24. DellaTorreBr's Avatar
    I Think that all News and magazines applications will use a Newsstand...
    08-26-2011 02:16 PM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    I will use it and subscribe to magazines. Can't wait for it to go live.
    08-26-2011 02:49 PM
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