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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Apple Store App Updated With Siri and Gift Card Passbook Support (Theoretically)




Apple has updated its Apple Store app [App Store] with support for Siri, and the ability to email Passbook enabled gift cards to friends via the app. However, despite being in the release notes, neither the gift card feature and Passbook support appear to be enabled yet.

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What's New in Version 2.4

- Buy new gift cards and email them to friends and family right from the app. These gift cards are easily integrated with the new Passbook app (U.S. only, iOS 6 required).

- Ask Siri to help you find prices and shop for Apple products. (Siri-enabled device required.)
Asking Siri things like "How much is the MacBook Pro?" routes users directly into the Apple Store app, generally to the section they've asked about. This adds to Siri's app-related abilities; on Monday it was reported that in iOS 6.1, Siri would support movie ticket purchases via Fandango.

The Apple Store app is available via the App Store. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Apple Store App Updated With Siri and Gift Card Passbook Support (Theoretically)
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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Mark my words, iOS 7 is going to have third-party Siri support.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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I wonder who would actually bother to ask Siri for the price of an Apple product. Oh wait... that's maybe just because I know them all by heart
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:41 PM   #4
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:44 PM   #5
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I wonder who would actually bother to ask Siri for the price of an Apple product. Oh wait... that's maybe just because I know them all by heart
That's just sad, now isn't it?
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:50 PM   #6
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Siri, how much is an iPhone 5 in the scalper's market?
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:54 PM   #7
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:52 PM   #8
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That's just sad, now isn't it?
Not really. In fact I think it's sad you wasted your time just to say **** to someone on the Internet.

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Shame there isn't an ipad version of the Apple Store app... I asked Siri the question and it told me to install the app. Could at least (on the ipad) take you to the website.
You can install the app. It just runs in that compatibility mode thing.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:09 AM   #9
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Not really. In fact I think it's sad you wasted your time just to say **** to someone on the Internet.

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You can install the app. It just runs in that compatibility mode thing.
Yeah but I try and stay away from doing that. Makes things look uuuuugly
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Not really. In fact I think it's sad you wasted your time just to say **** to someone on the Internet.
I'd prefer if I'd make up my own mind about when my time is wasted, thank you very much.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:14 PM   #11
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Mark my words, iOS 7 is going to have third-party Siri support.
I agree. I'm sure the API exists already, since they were just able to update the Apple Store app, but they are hiding it from the developers for now.
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I agree. I'm sure the API exists already, since they were just able to update the Apple Store app, but they are hiding it from the developers for now.
I don't really understand why we need to wait for a whole year for any real updates in iOS... in the 4.x era... 4.0 adds folders, multitasking etc. 4.1 has HDR camera, 4.2 with iPad support, find my iphone etc., 4.3 Airplay for third party apps, etc.

And since 5.0 the updates came much slower and there was a nearly half-year interval between 5.0 and 5.1 Now Forstall is gone... I hope that the updates are faster now.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:44 PM   #13
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Siri has been able to respond to prices about Apple products since iOS 6. I remember when the 15" rMBP came out I asked "How much is the new MacBook Pro?" and it opened the Apple Store app. Not sure why they're advertising this as a new feature..
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:46 PM   #14
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This update adds support for EasyPay in Canada, amongst other countries.

Might be something you want to edit the article and say.

(http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/app-sto...rt-for-canada/)
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:00 PM   #15
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Before updating you already could say stuff like: MacBook Pro. It would take you you to the Apple store app…
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:51 PM   #16
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Still no ipad support! This apple store app needs to be universal from day one!
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Still no ipad support! This apple store app needs to be universal from day one!
From now on Sir Jon will make it so. Give him a chance.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 10:02 AM   #18
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From now on Sir Jon will make it so. Give him a chance.
I hope so! Because I shop more on my ipad than iphone!
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I asked Siri for iPad Mini smart cover
I've seen this posted a few times in this thread but I'm not sure if it's sarcasm or not. I saw a bunch of iPad Mini smart covers at Best Buy (Canada) the other day. All the same colours as the regular sized Smart Covers. No leather and no Smart Cases as of yet though (afaik).

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Big whoop. What a pointless addition.
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Seems like it would be easy for them to update it for the iPad.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:07 AM   #23
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Siri always asks me if I want to search the web. So I switched Siri off.
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Quite nice, I say, quite nice. It's like they want more people to buy more stuff. Easily.
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