toggle

AAPL Stock: 100.75 ( + 0.64 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple launches Apple Store app for iPad

updated 10:42 am EST, Wed November 20, 2013

Tablet long ignored in support

Having long only supported the iPhone, Apple has introduced a native iPad version of the Apple Store app. The iPad interface sports unique features, above all a menu bar-based layout better suited to the extra screen space; whenever the bar is hidden, a quick swipe down can bring it back. Another addition is high-resolution images, which let users pinch to zoom in on product shots.

The new layout also enables Apple to display images, configuration options, and descriptive text simultaneously. When shopping for an iPad, for instance, the app may explain why you would prefer more storage, or picking a Wi-Fi model versus cellular.

A distinctive iPad feature is a Now Trending section on the front page, highlighting products people are looking at. Missing though are the iPhone app's on-site retail features, such as EasyPay; iPad users can however locate the closest Apple Store, find contact info and directions, and make reservations for things like workshops, Genius Bar appointments, or Personal Pickup.

The app is a free download, but requires iOS 7 or later.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. bobolicious

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: 08-15-02

    Yeah. But not yet North of 44, eh....

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

toggle

Most Commented