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Newsstand was a visual shelf accessible directly on the iOS home screen, similar in style to iBooks. It emulated a newsagent's shop, with virtual shelves that held and presented each newspaper and magazine that had been downloaded. The Newsstand icon updated with images of the latest front covers, and displayed a notification indicator for new editions.[1][2]


There was a .mw-parser-output .keyboard-keyborder:1px solid #aaa;border-radius:0.2em;box-shadow:0.1em 0.1em 0.2em rgba(0,0,0,0.1);background-color:#f9f9f9;background-image:linear-gradient(to bottom,#eee,#f9f9f9,#eee);color:#000;padding:0.1em 0.3em;font-family:inherit;font-size:0.85emStore button in the lower right corner that linked to the Newsstand category within the App Store. After a newspaper or magazine was downloaded from the App Store, an in-app subscription to the periodical could be purchased with an iTunes account, and the most recent edition of the publication would be automatically downloaded and delivered in the background.[1][2]

Some of the largest and most popular printed newspaper and magazine names had published digital content specifically designed for mobile devices and tablet computers, and often included interactive content that was unavailable in printed form.[2]

After the release of Newsstand, newspaper and magazine brands had the option to move their existing separate iOS apps to be inside Newsstand. Previously, many brands had released their own separate iOS apps, and this gave them an option to either nest their existing apps completely within Newsstand only, or to optionally release a new version of their iOS app for Newsstand. This also enabled the app to be a part of the official Newsstand category within the iOS App Store, and to take advantage of various other features of Newsstand.[3][4] One of the first apps to integrate with Newsstand when it was released was The New York Times, who moved their previously external iOS app to be inside Newsstand.[3]

Newsstand was available on iOS devices since iOS 5, and worked with iCloud for syncing and re-downloading magazines and newspapers.[2] Newsstand compatibility was determined by the boolean value "UINewsstandApp" in an app's info.plist file, which could be unauthorizedly edited on jailbroken devices.

While Apple referred to Apple Newsstand as an app, it was actually a unique kind of folder, with individual apps of newspapers and magazines inside. Until iOS 7, it was impossible to place Newsstand inside another folder on any iOS devices, but that functionality was later enabled. Apple expressed the intention to replace the file system with easier forms of knowing where documents are; iCloud is one example. In the iOS file system all documents remain within applications.[5][6]

To see the new downloaded issues of the magazines that you follow on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, tap or click Downloaded at the top of your News+ feed.* Learn how to download and delete magazines in Apple News.

Is there a way that I can access my old magazine subscriptions from years ago. I had paid for various subscriptions like Runners World, Women's Health and Shape from the newsstand app. I can't find any of them with the News and News+ apps. I would hate to think that I can't have access to them, I mean I did pay for them after all.

When you updated to iOS 9 the old Newsstand app should have been automatically replaced by a Newsstand folder and your old magazine apps should be in that folder and work the same as they always did -- with a difference being that you can drag them out of the folder and have them directly on a home screen like other apps.

If you are sure there is no Newsstand folder (i.e., if you checked the 2nd and 3rd home screens where the update may have moved it) and if you have not found the specific magazine via Search (drag down with one finger in the middle of the home screen) you can download the specific magazine app again by opening the App Store app, tap updates at the bottom right, tap Purchased at the top, scroll through all of the apps you own until you find the magazine and then click the download icon beside it.

That's possible. You could check via iTunes or by doing an internet search (e.g. search for iTunes New Yorker to get -new-yorker-magazine/id370614765?mt=8 ) Then look immediately below the View in iTunes or Buy button -- the example link shows the New Yorker is "This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad" but the one you are looking for could be different.

Your publication may be a good candidate for Apple Newsstand if you release periodicals at least four times a year. Organizations can gain a much wider audience by uploading magazine apps to Newsstand, because they are accessible from both Newsstand and the App Store. App developers need to familiarize themselves with the guidelines and processes that are unique to Newsstand publishing before uploading subscriptions to this platform.

If you have never created a magazine app, visit Apple's Newsstand for Developers Web page to obtain the Kit Framework APIs, which streamline user experience based on Apple's standards. To access iTunes Connect, you need to be registered with the Apple Developer program, which costs $99 annually. Because your magazine app will include subscriptions -- free publications are considered "free" subscriptions -- you also need to obtain a secure push notification certificate to alert readers about new issues.

Many organizations hire a developer to create a magazine app, if they are unable to find the necessary resources in-house. Search for a developer with a portfolio of Newsstand publication apps. The differences in icon standards and APIs set magazines apart from App Store Apps. Collect bids from local freelancers and third-party companies in your area to find a developer who fits your organization's needs and budget.

The App Store team is known for its extremely strict review guidelines. Because your magazine app will appear in both the App Store and Newsstand, your submission must adhere to Apple policies regarding functionality, adult content, privacy and dozens of other considerations. Initially, you submit your magazine through XCode or Application Loader, just as a developer would submit a regular App Store app. To check the status of your app, log in to Apple's iTunes Connect website using your developer credentials. Click on "Manage Your Apps" to see if your app is currently in review, rejected or ready for sale.

After Apple approves your app, visit the Manage Applications panel again. Click on the app that you want to turn into a Newsstand magazine. Select "Newsstand" from the Links menu. Press "Enable" and then upload a newsstand cover that meets the standards lists on the Newsstand for Developers page. Click "Save" to finalize your changes.

Publishers have struggled over the past few years as the targeted ad platforms of Google and Facebook have taken away many of the ad dollars that would normally be spent on advertising in magazines or on content websites. Facebook encouraged publishers to bring their content to that platform but then announced a plan to switch to an emphasis to video, leading to widespread layoffs of editorial staff. Facebook then de-emphasized publisher content in its algorithms altogether, leading to even more turmoil, and the closures of many publications that had abandoned old subscription models in favor of social media distribution.

This article is completely one-sided.I love Newstand and have 10 subscriptions there. I love how all my magazines are automatically organised all with timely updates and the latest covers. I wouldn't want it any other way.

While I usually respect the author's writing and work, here he did a terrible job finding out if there were reasons that people - users, not publishers - actually preferred Newstand to bespoke magazine functionality on top of regular apps.Maybe focus less on the (surely fewer) users who complain and ask satisfied users what they like about it.

Good read, in regards to ' forgetting to read' because a publication is in newsstand. I have had both newstand and non NS magazines and both, I have found equally forgetting to read. Those 'pesky' apple renewal emails though tiring, do remind me that I have a magazine I need to read. In of itself it is not a newsstand problem but having a busy schedule that I forget to read. Removing magazines from Newstand will actually make it worse ( for me at least ) because; as the previous comment alluded to, it will be one of many colorful icons on my screens. At least newstand provides that 'accidental' discovery in its dedicated folder when viewing/searching for other subscriptions. While people may say they forget to read due to The app being in newsstand, is a fallacy. I agree, there maybe more apple can do beyond notifications to engage the user, maybe it is a location, time aware notification that knows I am home and therefore sitting down and may enjoy a good read.

Re: skeuomorphism: I never understood the rationale for the dumbing down of the icons in iOS7. I thought the icons looked really classy (like the bookshelf, and newsstand), in keeping with the classiness of Apple products, but now I find them very plain. Is it that the 3D icons were memory hogs or what??

The changes to Newsstand and the launch of News could mean we users get the best of both worlds. We keep our magazine and newspaper apps and can access them directly without having to go through Newsstand. And we get a brand new app which allows us to keep abreast of the news which interests us most, as well as providing a place to save articles we find on the web and want to read later.

Amazon is stepping back from the news and information business. The tech giant has stopped selling subscriptions to both print and Kindle magazines, and Kindle Newsstand will shut down completely in September.

The company has encouraged publishers to add their newspapers and magazines to its Kindle Unlimited program or Prime Reading, both of which offer an all-you-can-read option to customers, but generally result in much lower revenues for the publications. 041b061a72


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