Newsstand for Developers

Provide auto-renewable subscriptions for your content by using the NewsstandKit and StoreKit frameworks.

iOS 9

Updates for iOS 9

While publishers can still distribute periodicals on the App Store with auto-renewable subscriptions, the Newsstand app will no longer be pre-installed.

  • Individual Newsstand apps will now install directly to the Home screen. If a customer had Newsstand apps installed prior to updating to iOS 9, Newsstand will become a folder titled “Newsstand” and their existing apps will be placed in this folder.
  • Apps in the Newsstand category have moved to a new category called Magazines & Newspapers. Your primary category won’t change. If you prefer a different category for your app, you can change categories when you submit a new app version.
  • Newsstand app icons will no longer be the cover of the latest issue. You should review and update your App icons.
  • You will still be able to update your issue preview screenshots and metadata without submitting a new app version. Learn more about the App Store product page.
  • Background downloads will continue and existing subscriptions will be unaffected.

Publishing with Apple News Format

Sign up for News Publisher, the easy way to distribute interactive and engaging stories in News, the all-new app for iOS 9.

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Newsstand Resources

Find guides and reference for creating apps that use NewsstandKit.