Apple Launches New 'This Weekend Only' App Store Deals Feature

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    As part of its newly updated App Store in iOS 11, Apple is introducing a new "This Weekend Only" feature for the "Today" section, which will see the company offering "new ways to save" with apps.

    Apple will introduce an app with a special deal each Thursday, with discounts available through Sunday. To celebrate the launch of the feature, Apple this week is offering exclusive discounts within five apps.

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    You can find the discounts by opening the App Store on an iOS device and navigating to the "Today" view. It's listed under "Introducing: This Weekend Only." This weeks deals are listed below.

    - HotelTonight: With the HotelTonight discount, customers booking a last minute hotel room can receive up to 40 percent off of the original room price.

    - Glasses by Warby Parker: With Warby Parker's new app, customers who place an order for glasses or sunglasses this weekend will receive a free geometric case, valued at $15.

    - Under Armour: Purchases over $100 made within athletic apparel app Under Armour will be discounted by $20.

    - Chipotle: When purchasing an entree at Chipotle, customers can get a free order of chips and queso.

    - Shoptiques: Apparel and accessory app Shoptiques is providing 15 percent off all orders over $100.

    Apple's new "This Weekend Only" App Store section is just one of the ways the company is using the new design of the App Store to highlight apps. Each day, there's an array of new content available in the Today section of the App Store, which is designed to surface a range of new apps and games.

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  2. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502

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    I hate these buy something and get a trivial bonus "deals".
     
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    Would rather have Free App of the Week back.
     
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    Great idea. Hope it makes great money for developers of productivity apps and clever games, not the slot machine iap mechanics games which polite the App Store.
     
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    Chipotle and their stupid queso. Just another thing to make people fat and push more cheese.
     
  7. tylerthomas28, Nov 9, 2017
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    Glad they are launching these new App Store deals. Will keep my eyes peeled every week for any worthwhile deals.
    Have never seen someone so up in arms over something free. Eating an order of chips and queso won't make you obese.
     
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    I don’t just take something because it is free. And if it’s not the only junk food you eat it will make you fat. Most people are in no position to eat more junk.
     
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    Never said you should take something simply because it is free. Why waste your time complaining about something you have zero intention of taking? As I said one order of chips and queso won't make you obese. Having a treat in moderation as long as it falls within your daily calories won't kill you.
     
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    You mean the free(mium) App of the week.
    I still hate the App Store. It’s like those cheap supermarkets. You have to pass a lot of garbage to find something worth its money.
     
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    App-only items deals. Well...if they could give discounts and deals, can I ask Apple itself for iPhone X deals?

    Guess I'm still daydreaming high...
     
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    Isn't this just stating the business model for Hotel Tonight and not any form of special discount?
     
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    I think they should offer us a hammer so we can beat this horrible App Store to death.
     
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    Not seeing this in the Canadian app store. I feel so ripped off at not being able to partake in another advertisement opportunity. So sad. *tear*
     
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    This is US only isn't it. So surely MR should state that in the article. :rolleyes:
     
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    I’m in the US and don’t see it. It’s now Saturday morning and just see the typical Today highlight.
     
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