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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.




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