Apple Revamps 'Apple Store' iOS App With Custom Mac Configurations, Enhanced In-Store Mode

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    In line with our report from several days ago, Apple today updated its Apple Store application for iOS devices [App Store] with new support for build-to-order Mac customizations. The update also brings enhanced in-store capabilities to go along with other changes to the company's retail stores.
    The Apple Store application is also now rolling out in a number of European countries. The app had been exclusive to the United States until today's update.

    Unfortunately for iPad users, the Apple Store application is not yet universal and thus offers only a single view optimized for the screen size of the iPhone and iPod touch, although the app of course works on the iPad as well.


    Article Link: Apple Revamps 'Apple Store' iOS App With Custom Mac Configurations, Enhanced In-Store Mode
  2. YourHerojb macrumors regular

    May 5, 2011
  3. kjjnk macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
  4. W1MRK macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Nice option but I walked out of the apple store in Deer Park IL and walked across the street to Best Buy to buy my iMac. I waited 45 min for a "specialist" while all I wanted was a cashier. I used the iMac in the store to find the stock across the street and went over.

    I can see the waiting list as being a deterrent for people to stay around even if you can reserve.

    Just my opinion. I do like the improvements though

  5. brettryan macrumors member

    May 6, 2009
    When will this be available in Australia?

    The app store is all good, but when will it be available internationally? I've been waiting for this one.
  6. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    Apple - raise the garden walls

    Next upgrade will block you from accessing other ecommerce sites if you're inside an Apple store.
  7. LwoodPDowd macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2011
    Nice upgrade pricing on the capture.

    $400 to jump from 4gig to 8 gig, when the 8gig can be bought for $100. :rolleyes:
  8. snebes macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2008
    Be sure to complain online about this store. Last time I wanted to pop in and buy a replacement keyboard, it took me 20 minutes of waiting at the Deer Park store. There were maybe only 10 people in there on a week-night, and all the employees were occupied by non-paying customers. (not sure what they were really doing, but only saw 1 person buying an iPad and he had a million questions it seemed). Plus there were others working, maybe on break, walking to and from the back, but in street clothes. They all (at least 3 different people) walked by me and looked at me.

    I am glad that Apple added a "queue for specialist" that you can sign up for, as I hope this type of problem gets fixed.

    It would be nice if there was a way to queue up when you are ready to be checked out. Perhaps at a counter or something, and an employee could be waiting for you, rather than the other way around. Perhaps it could be at the front of the store, near the exit, so people can leave afterward. </sarcasm>
  9. retroneo macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    There are 10 Apple Stores in Australia.

    This app doesn't work in Australia...
  10. sesnir macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2008
    Absolutely agree. Every time I've gone there to buy a new mac, I've had to practically beg someone to let me pay for it. Whenever I drop in just to browse, I get 2-3 specialists asking if I need help. :rolleyes:

    I'd love to be able to queue for check out.
  11. L. Ron Hoover, May 22, 2011
    Last edited: May 22, 2011

    L. Ron Hoover macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2008
    $400 for an 8 gig DDR3 1066 upgrade?!? :eek: That can't be right. Two 4gb 1066 DDR3 laptop SO-DIMMs retail for $80 a set. Heck, PNY has them for $57 after rebate and free shipping. That $400 can't be right, can it? :confused:

    EDIT: It isn't right. Apple's website shows the upgrade at $200. The image is apparently a mock-up.
  12. iGuardian macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2008
    Doesn't work in Canada either :(
  13. L. Ron Hoover macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2008
    Actually, it's not true. The upgrade is $200 according to Apple's website. That image must be a mock-up. :eek:
  14. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
  15. MondayNgt macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2004
    Someone who cared enough to read the article and post a message on it, I would guess.
  16. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
    I'm impressed by the new app compared to the old one. I wish images could be made bigger but, whatever.
  17. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2011
    The ability to customize your new Mac from the iOS app is nice.
  18. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68020

    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    iPad is the bastard child, again.

    Apples own In-Store App.

    Not as magical an an iPod touch.
  19. rikscha macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Not to forget the weather and stocks app. I don't get it.
  20. Snowy_River macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Corvallis, OR
    Don't understand why the Apple Store app isn't available for the iPad, yet. But, frankly, I'm quite happy that the weather app isn't. If it were, I wouldn't have gone looking and I wouldn't have found WeatherBug, a vastly superior app for checking out the weather conditions...
  21. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
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    lol im more confused with 400$ for 8GB of DDR3 RAM. i got mine for 89€ xD crazy apple tax ...

    edit: should have read the posts more carefully ^^ but 200$ still ...
  22. melchiorsen macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011
    BTW when will the Android version of the app be available in Android Market?
    Ohhh.... I see, the platform is too fragmented
  23. Tha Professor macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2009
    The Mothership
    So, I can only see the number of people in the queue if in the actual store?? I would like to see it even from home, to know whether go to the store or not...
  24. IvoAndre macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2011
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    Is it available in Portugal App Store?

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