Apple Store App for iOS Gains Voice Search

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    The Apple Store app for iOS devices was today updated to version 5.1, introducing improvements for the search feature.

    The new version of the app features a redesigned look for the search section, with both search suggestions and support for voice-based searches. You can tap on the microphone icon located in the search bar to conduct a search using speech rather than text.

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    Old search interface on left, new search interface on right​

    Some of the new search suggestions include options like "Stores near me," "Cases compatible with this device," "Sessions near me," "iPhone upgrade information," and more. Aside from the new search interface, the app is otherwise unchanged and uses the same design.
    The Apple Store app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Apple Store App for iOS Gains Voice Search
     
  2. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended

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    I've never felt the need to voice search in the App Store but I suppose if it's useful to someone then go with it.
     
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  4. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    So if the keyboard was displayed in the App store search screen, the microphone wasn't there?
    If it was, this is just making the voice input a little more obvious. :)
     
  5. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    No voice search for me. Weird. The update notes on the App Store also didn't mention voice search. Maybe it's US only?
     
  6. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

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    The first results of Apple's new efforts with Siri?
     
  7. omglolbbq macrumors newbie

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    You know this is the Apple Store app right?
     
  8. RomanEmpire macrumors member

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    seems like it‘s US-only (or maybe „english“ only as well?)
     
  9. GaryMumford macrumors 6502

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    Must be US only. I’m in the UK and just updated... no voice search here!

    That’s the second time this week that Mac Rumors has made a post about something without mentioning that its US only.
     
  10. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    I think most people, like me, read “App Store” instead of “Apple store”
     
  11. urtules macrumors regular

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    There’s Dictation button on the keyboard which works with any text input. What’s the purpose of this button?
     
  12. GaryMumford macrumors 6502

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    it saves a millisecond in your life by launching dictation on one touch, rather than touching the input, then touching the dictation button. i recon this may actually save me about 2 milliseconds over a lifetime :D
     
  13. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    “$480 ram upgrades”

    Your search provided 7 results.
     
  14. parkerbxyz macrumors newbie

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    What the article actually said:
    How I read it: "The App Store app can be downloaded from the App Store for free."

    I was like o_O
     
  15. atoqir macrumors member

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    And I was like ‘wow apple finally does stock app updates without downloadinf new OS builds

    Sadly not...
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    And I was like ‘wow apple finally does stock app updates without downloadinf new OS builds

    Sadly not...
     
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