Next big feature for iOS 5? Newsstand. Think of it as iBookstore for periodicals.
“We’ve now created a single place in the App Store that combines these newspapers and magazines,” says Forstall.
Unlike in-app subscriptions. Newsstand is a direct line between magazines and newspapers to your iOS device.
If a new issue comes out of a newspaper while you’re sleeping, when you wake up, that new newspaper is already there for you to read it. You can even read it offline.
Looks like you no longer have to download each magazine’s app. Apple’s brought them all together in one place for you now. Will Apple save periodical publishing?