iPhone XS Max Do you find that you don't use the App store much on your Max?

Ffosse

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Once I'd set up from a backup and added a couple of apps from the App store, my phone is pretty much as I want it.

Am I missing out on something by not browsing the app store? There's nothing I can think of that I would want. According to my phone, I have 113 apps installed. Many of these are AW apps. I'm not a gamer so maybe that has something to do with it.
 
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I rarely browse the store and rarely download new apps. Not a gamer either.
 

Ffosse

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It's rare that I browse the store; if I'm compelled to download an app it's usually because it's a companion app to something like my headphones or Amazon Echo Spot.
 

sporez

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I use the store every few days, but mostly to check for updates on already installed apps. Occasionally, I'll check what the top trending apps are to see if there's anything interesting out there.
 

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Once I'd set up from a backup and added a couple of apps from the App store, my phone is pretty much as I want it.

Am I missing out on something by not browsing the app store? There's nothing I can think of that I would want. According to my phone, I have 113 apps installed. Many of these are AW apps. I'm not a gamer so maybe that has something to do with it.
If the app gets in you way move it to the last page. I do not use the app store for entertainment, I get what I want and leave.

I have few apps and no games.
 
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doboy

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Once I'd set up from a backup and added a couple of apps from the App store, my phone is pretty much as I want it.

Am I missing out on something by not browsing the app store? There's nothing I can think of that I would want. According to my phone, I have 113 apps installed. Many of these are AW apps. I'm not a gamer so maybe that has something to do with it.
Why would this be specific to Max?
 

jona2125

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I have 64 apps on my iPhones, I'm with you I don't browse the App Store much. I broke a very long streak of not using it last week to get Halide (camera app) but otherwise I really don't play with my phone like I used to. Back when smartphones weren't undifferentiated, my 4 and 4S had tons of apps on them but personally the excitement died down.
 

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Why would this be specific to Max?
Because that's the phone I bought and set up with apps, but you're right it applies to every iOs device.

When I think about my MacBook, I never install anything new.
 

akash.nu

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I think once you know what you want, you don’t really need to go to the AppStore. This is the reason indie app business is mostly a bad idea.
 

Ffosse

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It's the same with my iPad Pro; I can't remember the last time I installed anything new.
 

menist

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I'm sick and tired of the free to play (pay to win) and ads galore apps on the app store. I only go in there to update my apps I have installed.
 

sporez

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I'm sick and tired of the free to play (pay to win) and ads galore apps on the app store. I only go in there to update my apps I have installed.
Wouldn't it be nice if apple would make a specific section of apps that are buy once instead of the annoying subscriptions and pay to win??
 
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Ffosse

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I hate subscriptions. I found out that I had inadvertently subscribed to a sunset/moon info app on Android which was £1.79 a year. I soon unsubscribed.

If I'm using an app and it has too many intrusive ads I'll soon delete it.
 

SteveOfTheStow

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Why is the thread title specific to the Max? You're basically asking "Are there any new apps a veteran iPhone user should be using that I'm not?", which is like asking how long is a piece of string o_O
 
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Macalway

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I look around elsewhere. The app store is probably the last place in the process. Then again, this thread has given me ideas :D
 

now i see it

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Yeah I see iOS apps as a fully saturated market. There's millions of junk apps in the store. Yet WWDC brings in throngs of developers wanting to make MORE apps. I think that's why  is really pushing the learn-to-code thing on young (clueless) kids around the world. Veteran iOS coders are dropping out of a dead end job (making apps for iOS) so Apple needs to caraal up new meat to keep the machine moving.
 

itsmilo

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I am pretty shallow. I sometimes randomly scroll through and only look at apps who’s icon catches my eyes lol if the icon is already ugly. I look no further
 

decafjava

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Because that's the phone I bought and set up with apps, but you're right it applies to every iOs device.

When I think about my MacBook, I never install anything new.
I guess it depends on how long you've been using iOS? I got tons of apps and music when I got my iPhone 4 early 2011. now pretty rare, but I do check the app store and try/buy about 12-20 apps per year.
 
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I used to browse it a lot more regularly than I do these days. I open it every few days to check for updates, or to check out a new application that is mentioned in something I read, etc.

Outside of that, I know what applications I like and what applications I use and I stick to them.
 
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