Newsstand was the most hated Apple app when it was first introduced, mainly because you could not delete or hide it inside of a junk folder. That's because it acted like a folder itself, with magazine and newspaper apps contained within.
Previously, there were ways to hide the Newsstand, like the Newsstand glitch in iOS 5 that let you hide it in another folder—if your fingers were quick enough. There were also other ways in iOS 6 to hide it using StifleStand or PassHack, but not every user was willing to go there.
Thankfully, Apple realized how much we wanted to hide Newsstand, so they made... more