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Apple today updated its Apple Store app for iOS to version 4.1, adding support for rich notifications and expanding the functionality of the Apple Store app on the Apple Watch.

Rich notifications, available in iOS 10, deliver more information than a standard notification and in many cases, are interactive, so you can do more without having to unlock your phone.

In addition to supporting iOS 10's new notification system, the Apple Store app for Apple Watch has been updated with a new feature that allows customers to make one-tap purchases from their "Favorites" list.

Items added to the Favorites list on iOS or the web will be visible on the Apple Watch and can be purchased by tapping on them on the Apple Watch. Apple Pay is used to make the purchase, so a device with Apple Pay and an available credit or debit card is required.

According to Apple's release notes, today's update also includes unspecified improvements and performance enhancements.

The Apple Store app can be downloaded from the iOS App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Apple Store App for iOS Updated With Rich Notifications, One-Tap Apple Watch Purchases
 

Relentless Power

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I have noticed the Apple Store App seemed laggy and slow to load. Hopefully this is improved with "Improvements and performance enhancements" mentioned in the article.
 
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now i see it

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We all know the reason why online stores set up one click (touch) purchasing.
Makes one wonder (well not really) why the Apple Watch is the only product getting this feature trap.
 
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mattwolfmatt

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We all know the reason why online stores set up one click (touch) purchasing.
Makes one wonder (well not really) why the Apple Watch is the only product getting this feature trap.
Look again..it's for purchases in your favorites, and an your watch. It's not just for buying the watch.
 
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I'm unable to get the one-tap purchase option. Accessories are in my Favourites, but tapping only enlarges the photo. No Force Touch option.
 
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Cineplex

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I'm waiting for TouchBar support. That will revolutionize the store. Let's hope they have the courage to do it!
 
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rbrian

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The only thing in my favourites can't be bought with one tap, because weeks after the announced release date, airpods are still unavailable. There isn't anything else Apple sells that meets my price/performance requirements that I don't already own.
 
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lombax54

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Jul 12, 2012
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We all know the reason why online stores set up one click (touch) purchasing.
Makes one wonder (well not really) why the Apple Watch is the only product getting this feature trap.

Please read the article. The Apple Watch extension of the app allows quick ordering of items you've favourited.
 
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smacrumon

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Apple needs to fix the App Store search. It's corrupted and rarely finds what you are trying to find, especially if you know the title. Want a bunch of out of date or not relevant results, use the App Store search. Want accuracy, seek out DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, etc.
 
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twinlight

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Please read the article. The Apple Watch extension of the app allows quick ordering of items you've favourited.
What would you buy multiple times? Maybe the lightning cable and also now the lightning to 3,5mm adapter for those who have cable fetishes.
 
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Syrgul

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What would you buy multiple times? Maybe the lightning cable and also now the lightning to 3,5mm adapter for those who have cable fetishes.

Replacement Airpods? (Assuming they ever actually get released.)
 
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lombax54

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What would you buy multiple times? Maybe the lightning cable and also now the lightning to 3,5mm adapter for those who have cable fetishes.

It's not about what you would buy multiple times. I have several products that I have favourited that I know I want to buy in the future but I'm not ready to at the moment. This feature will let me purchase those products even more quickly whenever I am ready.

Not a necessary feature, but definitely useful for some people.
 
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