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Don’t Want Newsstand? Too bad

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When you load up iOS 5 on your iPhone or iPhone 4S on October 12th, you’ll be welcomed with a new icon on your home screen for Newstand.

Newsstand is a new feature in iOS 5 that collects all of your magazine and newspaper subscriptions, and puts them on a magazine rack on your home screen.

This will interface with apps, including Conde Nast publications, to give you easy access to your favorite periodicals.

The Newsstand app isn’t just an app, it is actually a folder. This means when you tap on it, you will get a familiar popout display of your magazines and newspapers.

Newsstand appThis also means that you cannot get rid of the Newsstand app or hide it in a folder with the other standard iPhone and iPad apps that can’t be removed.

Sure, this is a small annoyance, but if you like to keep your screen clear of clutter it can be frustrating.

The only solution is to add another screen of icons to the far right and use it to keep Newsstand out of sight.

Is this an annoyance, or could you care less about Newstand’s insistence on staying front and center.

In addition to Newsstand, iOS 5 comes with a collection of hot new features including a revamped notification center, iMessage, Reminders, Photostream, PC free syncingand a better camera app.

Here’s a look at the new features in iOS 5 from Apple.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

5 Comments

  1. Nathan D

    10/13/2011 at 10:51 am

    Selling the ipad if they don’t come up with a removal for newsstand. Worst app ever. 

    • Bunny

      10/13/2011 at 3:17 pm

      Read from other site that if you create a new folder (dragging two icons together) and quickly drag newstand into said new folder before the device finishes creating it, you can put it in there.Worked on my iphone.

      Warning was that if you try and run it from inside the created folder, you will crash said device….

      • Nsnnsd

        10/18/2011 at 7:16 pm

        Yep worked for me….that newsstand shit is terrible

  2. Guest

    10/15/2011 at 5:48 pm

    I also was able to quickly add the Newssstand app to a newly created folder to get it out of the way.

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