Magazines starting to hit iOS 5 Newsstand a day early?

9to5Mac got a tip that Apple has started allowing downloadable content from magazine publishers into the new iOS 5 Newsstand app. Right now it seems like only Wired and GQ, but more are sure to follow as tomorrow's iOS 5 launch approaches.

We're still waiting on the likes of The New York Times, SF Chronicle, Daily Telegraph and many more. Magazine publishers are jumping on board too, with National Geographic, SPIN, Conde Nast, Nylon, The Telegraph, GQ Esquire etc.,

Anyone else manage to nab a newspaper or magazine in Newsstand yet?

Source: 9to5Mac

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If you already subscribe to a magazine, and they updated their app today, it will show in the Newsstand... Popular Science updated for me today...

Popular Mechanics updated... but, they're having issues and will have to update their update... seems one can't refresh their subscription status in this new version of the app. First bug of many in the next few days I'm sure :)

Okay, so now I have 'Wired' in my newsstand shelf but all it does is launch the 'Wired' app that's on my iPad anyway…!? Not sure I see the advantage here yet…

And do I have to still keep the actual iPad app as well or is that redundant now…?! It sure seems to be…

Newsstand is a combined glorified storage folder for subscription based content-apps, and a front-end for the newspaper/magazine equivalent of the bookstore - near as I can tell :)