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Apple has burned its Newsstand app to the ground, and tried again with a new News application – one that tries to work with all publishers rather than a chosen few. Speaking today at the iOS giant's annual developers conference in San Francisco, Susan Prescott, app product development veep, said News will be added to people's …

  1. 2+2=5 Silver badge
    Unhappy

    The one thing I really hate about newsstand...

    ...is that it forces magazines to be second class citizens. A cheesy fart app can have its icon prominently displayed on the home screen but a serious newspaper can't.

  2. ThomH Silver badge

    iMovie, Keynote and GarageBand are optional installs

    You're thinking of Game Centre, Photo Booth, Videos, FaceTime, Reminders, Podcasts, Tips, iBooks...

    1. returnmyjedi

      Re: iMovie, Keynote and GarageBand are optional installs

      ...Health, Apple Watch, Notes, Passbook, and - most egregious of all - Stocks. Interestingly the folder into which I unceremoniously lob all these unwanted apps actually named itself "Apple Crap". Probably.

      1. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

        Re: iMovie, Keynote and GarageBand are optional installs

        I suspect just about any iOS user has a folder like that "rubbish I don't want but cannot delete".

        At least you can stick such apps in a folder, out of the way.

      2. Gannettt

        Re: iMovie, Keynote and GarageBand are optional installs

        My wife call it simply "Crapps".

  3. s. pam
    Facepalm

    Newsstand isn't fit to wrap F&C in

    Newsstand has to be the second biggest pile of shite Apple has ever released! It is an appalling Jackboots and Jodhpurs overkill approach to something that should be dead-simple: Show me the magazine/newspaper I have a bloody subscription to. Instead it's yet another memory hogging p-i-g that I have to click through to read.

    Good bye to bad SW and I'm not convinced that "News" or whatever the fsck they'll call the new thing will be any better!

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