Apple Updates 'Apple Store' Apps for iPhone and iPad With Minor Improvements

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    Apple today updated its Apple Store apps for the iPhone and the iPad, adding some minor enhancements to both apps. The iPhone version has gained improvements to In-Store Notifications, allowing users in the United States to view their notifications within the app and and on the lock screen.
    In-store notifications were added to the Apple Store app back in December, when Apple began rolling out its iBeacon system designed to give consumers more information on products while browsing within Apple retail locations.

    Notifications include information on online orders, store events, product reviews, and iPhone upgrade eligibility.

    The Apple Store for iPad app did not gain the same notification improvements, but it was updated with the ability to allow users to purchase Apple Store Gift Cards within the app, which can be ordered in any amount from $25 to $2,000. Gift Cards can be emailed or delivered via mail.
    Both apps were also updated with unspecified improvements and performance enhancements.

    Apple Store for iPhone can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Apple Store for iPad can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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    Apple Updates 'Apple Store' Apps for iPhone and iPad With Minor Improvements

    Sweet! Glad I can buy gift cards within the app now :)
     
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    Now if I could only convert all these iTunes gift cards into Apple Store gift cards....
     
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    Actually just downloaded the update and you can purchase both apple and iTunes gift cards now. But alas no in-app conversion available.
     
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    I read this as they updated the app store for all apps (not just their app store apps haha). Hopes were up...
     
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    I just download the app. Will test it out the next time I visit an Apple Store. The app even has Kwikset Kevo and WeMo device listed inside. :)
     
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    Still no passbook for my apple gift card! Weak for promoting passbook. :rolleyes:
     
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    Why is the Apple Store app not available in the UK App Store? (It seems especially odd given that Apple mention some features are only available in the USA; where else can you get it aside from the USA if not the UK? The UK is usually second-tier for roll outs after USA.

    And for that matter, why is Apple's Movie Trailers app still not available for the UK on any iOS device (aside from the Apple TV)?

    I've sent feedback to Apple on both these issues, via their website form (and through support agents on the store live chat) to request that both apps are made available to customers in the UK. Would like to encourage others to do the same!
     
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    Can somebody send me a $2k gift card to test the feature please?
     
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    I want to be able to browse and purchase refurbished products in the Apple store app.
     
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    Wow, a £2,000 gift card. You'd have to REALLY love somebody.
     
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    Australia my dear chap. :D
     
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    Agreed! I don't understand why Apple doesn't include that section in the App.
     
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    and Germany
     
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    Interesting! I wonder why it's available in Australia and Germany but not the UK… (not saying any one country has a particular 'right' to it).

    Do you have the Movie Trailers app too?
     
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    Agreed, you can search for some refurbished items and they come up, but others don't even come up with an exact search even though they do in a normal browser.
     
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    Apple Updates 'Apple Store' Apps for iPhone and iPad With Minor Improvements

    Erm... It is available in the UK? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1394957702.484171.jpg
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    No, it's only available for iPhone - not iPad.

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    Is that for the iPad?
     
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    I still don't understand why this isn't a single universal app. It's really strange that Apple, the big promoter of universal apps, can't do it for one of their own.
     

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