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  • Apple Delivers New Retail Store App



    While some thought yesterday's rumor would remain just that, Apple surprised many today by actually releasing its new and much-anticipated retail store app. As covered yesterday on MMi, the new iOS app (creatively dubbed "Apple Store")will serve as a veritable hybrid between a mobile App retail store and a so-called concierge-like service.

    Available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the app has all the basics covered. You can locate local store, purchase or preorder products, peruse customer reviews, and see what the latest happenings are at Apple. As expected, Apple is making it possible for Apple fans to stay on top of promotions and other in-store events through the app, which can also facilitate appointments for Personal Shopping, Genius Bar or One to One sessions.

    It isn't exactly clear yet how the apparent support of notifications will work, although it is expected that "appointment reminders" or other pertinent updates could be dished out with ease from the Apple.

    Since Apple released the new app on Tuesday, users can preorder the iPhone 4 directly from their favorite iPhone OS device running iPhone OS 3.0 or later. It's free, available in English, and only a 1.6MB download. Overall, its a nifty little application that presents a familiar and comfortable design that's easy to use - in fact, a little too easy to use when it comes to the shopping cart. Never has a "free" app threatened to ultimately prove so expensive.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Delivers New Retail Store App started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. ihaz3g's Avatar
      ihaz3g -
      this is a stupid app...
    1. Chrisscool's Avatar
      Chrisscool -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      they still seem to be down or clogged. i got close this time it even finally went thru the verification process and i accepted that all the info was correct.[then] *your request could not be processed*
      ouch, that stinks.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Nice app, but it fails too... Thats stupid, is like another candy with the same stick. Hellooooo you still using the same server, if the server is down it gonna be down from your PC, your Mac and your iPhone.

      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      I too reserved my phone with this app. Had been trying all day on the pc. First try using the app went through!
      It wasn't really the app for me, you just got lucky at that time... maybe the server wasnt to busy

      but congrats anyway
    1. editwizard's Avatar
      editwizard -
      Strange, the only version I found wa the iPhone version and it doesn't scale up to the iPad screen since it's not a universal version. What's up with that?
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      this app is so good i reserved my black iphone 4 with it wooo[COLOR="Black"][/COLOR]
    1. iMaC 74's Avatar
      iMaC 74 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      This App does not appear in the UK App Store - is it US only?
      yeah as i can see it's not available to us in the uk ? were always last on the list lol
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      now if only they made a canadian one