Apple Store App Updated With Siri and Gift Card Passbook Support (Theoretically)

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]
    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)
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    penajmz

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York City
    #2
    I asked Siri for iPad Mini smart cover and it doesn't work.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    gmanist1000

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    #3
    I wish it would just tell me how much something was, instead of bringing me into an App.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    DTphonehome

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2003
    Location:
    NYC
    #4
    Mark my words, iOS 7 is going to have third-party Siri support.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #5
    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 :eek:
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Burger Thing

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Location:
    Around the World
    #6
    "Siri, when can I buy a Retina 17" MBP and a new Mac Pro?"
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    FatMax

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Location:
    Norway
    #7
    That's just sad, now isn't it?
     
  8. macrumors 68030

    haruhiko

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    #8
    Siri, how much is an iPhone 5 in the scalper's market? ;)
     
  9. ironsienna, Nov 7, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012

    macrumors regular

    ironsienna

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    #9
    Me: Siri, tell me about the new black iPhone 5 aluminium paint coating...


    ... after 30 secs...


    Siri: Humus. Compost. Pumice. Silt. Gravel.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Location:
    Miami, Florida, US
    #10
    ...neither the gift card feature NOR Passbook support...
     
  11. macrumors 65816

    lunaoso

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Location:
    New England, USA
    #11
    I just made a thread about this like 20 minutes ago too. :eek:
     
  12. macrumors member

    noty

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    #12
    Hmm, the Siri+Apple Store stuff seems half-baked. I don't have a Apple Store in my town so I'll probably never use the passbook gift card feature.
     
  13. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    #13
    siri sucks, used it on my 4s maybe a handful of times until i got tired of it, havent even bothered on my mini
     
  14. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    #14
    Wtf!!!

    Ok hold the phone

    how do you get the RSSI to display next to the carrier instead of fricken signal bars?!!!
    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  15. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    #15
    I want Siri intergration with the APP STORE.

    I still wonder why this still isnt intergrated.
     
  16. macrumors 68030

    haruhiko

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    #16
    "Launch Apple Store"

    it took me to the App Store...#fail :(
     
  17. macrumors 68040

    KdParker

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    #17
    ok...Could come in handy.

    Would be nice if you could tell siri to order an apple product for you...:)
     
  18. macrumors 6502

    attila

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2003
    Location:
    London / Stockholm / Under your bed
    #18
    I wonder when they will release an update to the App Store app?
     
  19. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    #19
    I dont understand your post, is this sarcasm?
     
  20. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2011
    #20
    he wants to go to buy apple products, not apps?
     
  21. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    #21
    I asked Siri about the MBP price yesterday and it took me to the app. I haven't updated today and the update is showing up for me so I have the older version. Can anyone else confirm this??
     
  22. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Location:
    Garland, TX
    #22
    Asking Siri about the price of an Apple product is not new. That's been an option since iOS 6 has been out. It would take you to the right page in the Apple store too. This is before the app update today.
     
  23. macrumors 68040

    faroZ06

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    #23
    I don't get why Apple hasn't allowed apps to take Siri commands. It should be something like the Notification Center where apps can get their spot with your approval in places outside of the app. That is, Siri would work with the app when the app is not open.

    Then, the guy who made MobileTerminal could add Siri support...

    "Siri, sudo rm -rf /Applications/Game\ Center.app"
    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    Or, if you make a preset that does something like "ssh user@ip" and call it "SSH", you just say "Siri, SSH".
     
  24. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #24
    Who would Ask Siri for any thing. Why would you buy full price iTunes vouchers from the Apple Store when you can buy discounted vouchers from others?
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

    shartypants

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    #25
    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.
     

Share This Page