On Thursday, following Apple's announcement that September 9th's special event would be streamed live on Apple's Web site, Apple updated its Apple Store application in the iOS App Store to version 3.0.

Version 3.0 of the Apple Store application for iOS brings the user interface of the application to a more modern look and feel that matches the user interface of the iPad version of the application. You can check out some of the screenshots above to see some of the changes in the new version. New use of icons and imagery bring this application to life.

You'll also notice, below, that Apple has changed the application icon of the Apple Store application:

The update doesn't stop with user interface changes, but it also affects the functionality of the application. For example, you can now start doing something on one device and finish it up on another, whether it's an iOS device or a Mac OS X machine.

If you like staying up to date on Apple events, then you'll like this update because now, the Apple Store application will alert you of special events going on at your local Apple Store. iPad users also now have the luxury of making One to One reservations at their local Apple Store.

Existing users of Apple's Apple Store application for iOS will find this update under the Updates tab in the App Store application. Alternatively, you can download the latest version of the Apple Store application for free from this App Store link.

Sources: App Store