April 18, 2014 Last Updated 9:52 am

Two digital newsstands update iOS apps: Next Issue adds retina support, Magzter fixes bugs

The digital newsstand created by major magazine publishers, Next Issue, today issued an update to its iOS app adding retina support for magazines. The update comes a full two years after Apple launched its first iPad with what it called a retina display.

NextIssue-icon-sm“In the coming weeks, you’ll start to see more and more interactive magazines with retina quality from titles such as Esquire, Glamour and Vanity Fair,” the app description states.

The app has received mostly positive reviews from users since its release. Of the reviews, only about 13 percent of users give the app a one or two star review.

“Needs retina support to be a 5-star,” wrote one reader. “Not sure how others are rating this as high with blurry text. What’s taking so long to adopt a technology that’s been out since 2012? With retina support, this would be one of my most favorite apps!”

Now there will be retina support.

Next Issue is a joint venture created by the magazine publishers Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., and Time Inc.

Another digital newsstand that has updated its app today is Magzter, the Indian company that has moved recently into book sales. The update fixes an issue with offline reading and updates the book reading portion of the app.

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