November 14, 2011
iOS 5 includes a new built-in folder on your Home screen to contain apps for magazines and newspapers you subscribe to. It's called Newsstand and you can browse magazine and newspaper subscriptions from within it by using the Store button on the upper right. The apps are generally free, allowing you to download and install them to look at sample contents and the available subscription plans before buying. If you decide to subscribe you can do so within the app and then launch new issues in the Newsstand folder when they're delivered; you'll be alerted when new issues for you are available. To manage your subscriptions, go to Store in Settings.
On iPad to see all the subscriptions currently being offered, tap the Release Date tab at the top of the Newsstand category page. If you download an app from the Newsstand category on any iOS 5 device, it will automatically be placed in the built-in Newsstand folder.