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Newsstand lets you simply and easily deliver magazine and newspaper content, including free subscriptions, to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users. Publish the latest issues of your magazines and newspapers directly to Newsstand using the Newsstand Kit and Store Kit frameworks.

Essential Documentation and Guides

FAQs and Help

Tips and Best Practices

Now it’s even easier for users to get content from your Newsstand apps. You can offer free trials so users can preview content and classify your Newsstand app with subcategories. Learn more

Tips and Best Practices

Make sure your Newsstand cover art looks great on high-resolution displays by updating your cover art in iTunes Connect. New app submissions now require cover art with a minimum of 1024 pixels on the long edge.

Tips and Best Practices

A subscription must be offered in every Newsstand app. Read the In-App Purchase Programming Guide to learn how to add free or paid auto-renewable subscriptions to your Newsstand app.

Tips and Best Practices

Your Newsstand app will always be correctly categorized on the App Store. You set the Primary Category, and “Newsstand” is automatically set as the Secondary Category.

Tips and Best Practices

Once a Newsstand enabled version of your app is approved and ready for sale, the app will always be a Newsstand app and Newsstand can not be disabled.

Tips and Best Practices

Use the Newsstand Atom Feed to automatically manage the issue metadata and cover art that is displayed in the App Store. Get started by reading the Newsstand Atom Feed specification.


Learn about creating Newsstand apps with video presentations and tutorials.

Tools and Related Resources

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