Does anyone like the new app store?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Tech198, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Tech198, Sep 22, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012

    macrumors 603

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Does anyone like the new App Store in IOS 6?

    I think Apple has a way to go with this, not unusual as Maps is the same.

    App Store is slow, the purchase section has a neat popup, but omitts all the crucial details and or images of a product purchased.

    When installing and swiping up/down, is un-resonsive if there is allot on screen.

    Hope Apple fixes this. I prefer the old app store

    Also, i know see a "new" badge applied when downloading previously purchased apps.
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2008
    I like the fact fact that it doesn't exit and take you to the desktop
  3. macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2012
    I like most of the changes, especially updating without entering my password. However, I find it very annoying that it seems like they removed all the links to a developer's website. Unless I'm familer with the developer, I like to visit a developer's website before I buy an app, or if I want more info about the app.
  4. macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    Same here, I can't find the developer links too. Otherwise, main screen & new search display is awesome! :D
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2008
    Love it
  6. macrumors G3


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    This was my only grip with the store. Glad to see they finally took care of this. No complaints for me with the store.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Mine is that the store is too slow.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    It's appallingly slow on my new iPad but rather fast on my iPhone 5. I love being able to install apps without exiting the store. Also I find that links to the App Store from Safari now work every time, they used to never work. On my iPad the purchased tab never loads anything.

    Overall I think the redesign is terrible but there are a few positive improvements.
  9. macrumors G3


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    To tell you the truth I have not noticed. Just the overall store or when you are doing a specific function like a search?
  10. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    I like it so far. The best thing is the badge notifications actually show up without me having to "check for updates" first as in the past. I just randomly look at my phone and there will be an update waiting for me.

    As for the look and feel of it, I like it and think it works fine on my 4S.
  11. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    THIS! This was my true only annoyance.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Carl Sagan

    May 31, 2011
    On iPad yes, on iPhone no.
  13. SteppingStone, Sep 25, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012

    macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2012
    It's simpler overall, which I more-or-less like. The scrolling performance is lousy though -- however they're handling downloading the icons and app metadata seems to be really laggy.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2012
    I can't download an app without setting up a Q&A with 3 (stupid) questions?
    And there's no "Back" button?
  15. macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2012
    What questions are those? Wen I download an app it's just putting inmy password and occasionally confirming I'm over 18, just like before.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2012
    After hitting "Install" to purchase/download an app, a warning dialog appeared saying something about improving security of my Apple ID - along with that came a suggestion to answer 3 questions. Think: "What was the name of your first pet?", "Where did your parents meet?"...
    Now I understand and appreciate the security concern, but I had no choice but to run through this setup prior to continue to use the Appstore. So I made a screenshot of the questionaire, just in case sometime in the future I need to answer them on an Appstore login - you never know.

    The absence of a "Back" button is way more serious for me, makes browsing the store almost impossible IMHO.
  17. thread starter macrumors 603

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Which apps.? Coz i just updated Slingsht Racing tonigt, and needed to enter my password.

    Afterwards i went back to home 'Featured' section, and yes,, i was indeed loged in.
  18. macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2012
    Zero complaints thus far
  19. TG1
    macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    For me it's very slow when on the top charts page. The images for the icons take forever to load.
  20. ademcalvin, Sep 28, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2012
    The basic phone functionality is apparently still in its infancy too. The App approvers should deny any game that constantly bugs you to invite or challenge people via Facebook.
  21. macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2010
    Yes, it's much slower than the old store in that aspect.
  22. macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    Me too. I like the new arrangement of the search result most, which makes it easier to look for suitable app.
  23. macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    I also love that I no l longer exit every time, also glad they finally stop asking for passwords on updates, now wish they'd stop asking for stuff over 17.
  24. macrumors 68040

    Jul 18, 2011
    No diff, really. I could never really find anything useful pre-IOS6, and still can't find anything I want now. Any apps I do download, are often through word of mouth or googled online. :rolleyes:
  25. macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2011
    It becomes harder to find apps...

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