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Old Oct 5, 2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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'Apple Store' App Updated for iPhone 5




Apple today updated its Apple Store app for iOS [App Store], adding support for the larger screen of the iPhone 5.

Compatibility with the larger 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 also means that the app will be optimized for the fifth-generation iPod touch when it becomes available. Apple is preparing to ship the first orders of the device, with the actual availability date being rumored for October 9.

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Old Oct 5, 2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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About time. If it took Apple this long for their own store app, how long will it take the hundreds of thousands of other apps to update.
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 11:54 PM   #4
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So, what is it about the cases and bumpers? Why Apple is not selling any?
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 11:54 PM   #5
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It's there own app! It should've been updated the day the iPhone 5 came out!
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 11:54 PM   #6
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Still no iPad version?
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Old Oct 5, 2012, 11:58 PM   #7
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These iPhone 5 updates can't come any sooner :|
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 12:12 AM   #8
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Come on Apple! Give us an iPad version. It's been too long now.
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 12:16 AM   #9
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Ya where's the iPad specific app?
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 12:26 AM   #11
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About time. If it took Apple this long for their own store app, how long will it take the hundreds of thousands of other apps to update.
I will chime in there.

I had my credit card expired two weeks back and my AppleID through which I buy apps was associated with this card. Given I was lazy and didn't care about the updates as I am extremely busy these ays I didn't update my bank info.

After 2 weeks, I had 41 updates for my iPhone 4S and 34 out of them 'included support for iPhone 5'.

I am just going to say that Apple did delay this although they should've not. But you must understand that this is not a very important app; pretty important for their business but people are only recently receiving their iPhone 5 devices. Had it been the case that the app didn't support some kind of device before the iPhone 5 launch, this would have been atrocious.

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Old Oct 6, 2012, 12:37 AM   #12
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No use of Passbook? Low-hanging fruit there.
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 12:49 AM   #13
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No use of Passbook? Low-hanging fruit there.
Still, you'd think buying an Apple gift card and adding it to PassBook would be a new feature in the Apple Store app.
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No use of Passbook? Low-hanging fruit there.
How would Passbook improve it?
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For the iPad the resolution is high enough where you can use the regular apple site. And yes I can't believe it took them this long to optimize it for the 5. Smh the company should lead by example.
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 01:25 AM   #16
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I don't know if I'm seeing things, but is the ipad compat. feature allowing for the higher height of the iphone 5?
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 03:11 AM   #17
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Glad to see more and more adoption of the iPhone 5.
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Apple Store App...... Apple App Store.... ahhhh my brain!
The Apple Store app is on the Apple App Store app for apps.
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 05:13 AM   #20
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Is rather poor so few apps been adapted. Makes a mockery of the new size screen
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 07:01 AM   #21
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For the iPad the resolution is high enough where you can use the regular apple site.
True, but the app is far more pleasant to use.
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 07:40 AM   #22
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WHy can't I order Apple Gift Cards?

My biggest complaint is not be ing able to order Apple Gift Store Gift crads from the app. I can on the website...just not in the app. What gives? MAYBE I would like to gift an iPhone.
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 08:41 AM   #23
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And still no way to get my Apple gift cards into Passbook without downloading another app. C'mon Apple, get it together.
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 10:56 AM   #24
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So, what is it about the cases and bumpers? Why Apple is not selling any?
They decided there was not enough money made from cases and instead decided to make a $29 lighting adapter
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 11:45 AM   #25
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Who cares

I use this app all the time, but I don't really care that it took Apple a while to get it updated. Which would you rather see? Should Apple have delayed the release of the iPhone 5 for this app? Or should they have released the iPhone 5 last quarter so they can recognize revenue from sales of 5 million phones before the end of last quarter. Geez, tough business decision. LOL
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