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October 11, 2011 • eBooks, Gear Bits, News

After Months of iOS 5.0 Beta, Newsstand Finally Works

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Since the very first beta of iOS 5.0, there has been a useless icon that simply sat there. Yes, the Newsstand icon was there … and there was absolutely nothing you could do with it. You could not delete it because it is an iOS app. You could not shove it into a folder because… Well, because you couldn’t. And there were no magazines or newspapers to populate it. Such is the reality of using Beta software.

Well, just now that changed…

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An update to Wired magazine moved my subscription into Newsstand. Look, I love Zinio, but having all my magazines in one place???? That sounds kind of neat. I’ll have a comparison of Zinio and Newsstand in the near future.

2 Responses to " After Months of iOS 5.0 Beta, Newsstand Finally Works "

  1. Jeanniey Mullen says:

    hey Dan- hasnt Zinio always given you all of your magazines (and even the 4,990 you dont have yet) in one place called The Zinio Reader? And across any operating platform?

    • I have to admit that I am curious about this, too. Unless the Apple Newsstand somehow works with Zinio content, it’s not going to be of much use to me … similarly to how iBooks hasn’t been. I’m Zinio for magazines and Amazon Kindle for books, all the way. =)

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