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  • 75. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,215 points)

    Without objective numbers, I don't think it's appropriate to declare who is/isn't in a 'minority'. I know on these forums I've seen just about as many threads about hiding newsstand or getting rid of the icon as I have about people asking for help with publications in newsstand that don't work.

     

    Just not right to declare someone's opinoin as being in a minority simply because you do not personally agree with it.

     

    MY PERSONAL OPINION???

    Newsstand being undeletable and not optional like iBooks likely has a lot more to do with giving Apple the ability to go to magazine publishers and being able to say 'we have XXX million devices with the app built in so they're ready to go in purchasing your publication, you don't have to make an app so more profit for you' when they get these publications to sign up to be sold on iTunes......with the fact that Apple's cut of anything sold in the app store is .30 on the dollar.

     

    Newsstand being mandatory is there for no other reason than to give them a nice big number when they make their sales pitch to publishers. iTunes is the 'go to' place for music, now movies and working on books. they'll never take over from amazon or kindle in the books area, so they're going for magazines, an arena with no real competition or giant 'retailer' to take on.

     

    Users get told two different things by Apple. first, all the apps are sandboxed so they can't interact with each other which reduces conflicts and makes things more stable....oh but wait, you can't delete any of these built in apps because they are all intertwined and necessary to work together. Pick a story please.

     

    On every device there are apps that no one wants. there are plenty of users that don't care about facetime or imessage. That don't subscribe to magazines online or that don't read e-books. Or, on the touch, could care less about stocks. Or there are plenty of users out there that don't buy all their  music and movies from iTunes, they rip cd's and own the music.

     

    The ways the devices are used are as wide and varied as the human population.

     

    iDevices are neat. I like mine. I own 2 ipods and an iPad and I edit on macs at work....but....the 'dark side' of apple is, their expectation that we use the devices how they think we should and how they want us to. Yes, it makes things easier for them. That philosophy gives them the freedom to make decisions about hows and why's and enables them to avoid some of the issues that affect PC's (in trying to do everything it often means that they do a lot ok instead of doing less fantastic). but it also can be very frustrating to users to be unable to tweak things as they want.

     

    My gut tells me that in a couple of years, after iTunes has a sufficient 'stable' of publications signed up and no longer needs the numbers to convince publishers, that newsstand will go the way of iBooks, become an optional add on. Those of use that don't like it just need to wait. those that love it will go on as normal.

     

    In the mean time, really, people can either waste time arguing in a thread like this or those that want the freedom to delete/hide can communicate that with Apple via the feedback form. that might actually accomplish something, this is just a way to kill time and murder a few electrons.

  • 76. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    alexfromipswich Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I heard Apple are looking into this issue because of the sheer volume of customer complaints.

  • 77. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    How sheer?

     

    You heard this where?

  • 78. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    alexfromipswich Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bet Android doesn't have a stupid newsstand folder - the reason I like iOS is because I like the elegant layout and newsstand spoils it :(

  • 79. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    Move it to the last screen and don't go there.  Then you'll never see it.

  • 80. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    alexfromipswich Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I heard this from a friend who works at a store - he didn't specify how many but I think he meant people are complaining via the online product feedback.

  • 81. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    alexfromipswich wrote:

     

    I heard this from a friend who works at a store - he didn't specify how many but I think he meant people are complaining via the online product feedback.

    A friend at a store?  Wow.  That certainly sounds authoritative!

  • 82. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)

    Apple store employees know no more about insider Apple decisions than the general public - Apple is very controlling of what is released to the public.

  • 83. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    Aleckine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I would like to be able to move apps,

     

    1: If you can move the "Settings" app into a folder, why can't you move the annoying "Newsstand?"

    2: Is Newsstand more important than the "Settings" app, that you have no other choice but to let it be?

    3: You can move all apps into one folder to another, what's so special about the newstand?

    4: This is the ultimate trolling through an iPhone.

     

    I have ignore it for a year since I bought my iPhone, all the complaints that came along.

    And now what? Any progress? Has anyone listened to what the consumers say?

     

     

    This is app is a certified flaw on the iPhone design if this continue to be unresolved.

  • 84. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    bluexnine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i hate newstand as well. I wish there was a way to get Apple see how they are forcing an app most/some would hate to look at. IT(newstand) is ruining the astethic of the iphone layout.

  • 85. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    Aleckine wrote:

     

    I would like to be able to move apps,

     

    1: If you can move the "Settings" app into a folder, why can't you move the annoying "Newsstand?"

    2: Is Newsstand more important than the "Settings" app, that you have no other choice but to let it be?

    3: You can move all apps into one folder to another, what's so special about the newstand?

    4: This is the ultimate trolling through an iPhone.

     

    I have ignore it for a year since I bought my iPhone, all the complaints that came along.

    And now what? Any progress? Has anyone listened to what the consumers say?

     

     

    This is app is a certified flaw on the iPhone design if this continue to be unresolved.

    1. Newsstand is a folder and you can not move one folder into another folder.

     

    2. Your comment makes no sense.  Please reword.

     

    3. As explained in #1, above, Newsstand is a folder and you can not move one folder into another folder.

     

    4. Your comment makes no sense.  Please reword.

     

    There is nothing to resolve as Newsstand is not an app.

  • 86. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    YoureAllNastyAndYouKnowIt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ha!  As stated, there are a few here who just want to criticise users.. Thank-you to the ones who so naively proved my point..!  I have received genuine hate from some for reiterating peoples right to choice.  The small minded always have the loudest voice don't they?

  • 87. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)

    YoureAllNastyAndYouKnowIt wrote:

     

    I have received genuine hate

    Don't see anything even remotely resembling "hate"?

    And S.E.A hasn't posted here in a year and a half so why are you going off on him?

  • 88. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,380 points)

    YoureAllNastyAndYouKnowIt wrote:

     

    Ha!  As stated, there are a few here who just want to criticise users.. Thank-you to the ones who so naively proved my point..!  I have received genuine hate from some for reiterating peoples right to choice.  The small minded always have the loudest voice don't they?

    You are the one resurrecting a dormant thread with a deliberatly rude screen name. As is so often the case in life, you get back the same sort of energy you put out. If you are unpleasant and confrontational, people will very often respond to you that way. If you say the same thing politely and with a smile, people are likely to respond politely. Based on your screen name, I suspect you enjoy provoking confrontation. Your choice. I should warn you, though, that you're playing out of your league here.

     

    Best of luck.

  • 89. Re: Can I delete Newsstand?
    ................................ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You cant delete it or put it in a folder, so use it as a folder!

     

    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/01/20/newsstand-folder-apps-no-jailbreak/

     

    It works and super easy. If you dont get it at first just keep trying. Once you get it it its really easy.

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