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

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  1. Ffosse, Oct 9, 2018
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    Ffosse macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  2. Ebok Suspended

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    I rarely browse the store and rarely download new apps. Not a gamer either.
     
  3. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
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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.
     
  5. Newtons Apple, Oct 9, 2018
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    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.
     
  6. doboy macrumors 68020

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    Why would this be specific to Max?
     
  7. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  8. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. akash.nu macrumors 604

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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.
     
  10. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's the same with my iPad Pro; I can't remember the last time I installed anything new.
     
  11. menist macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  12. sporez macrumors member

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    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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    I am afraid that subscriptions are going to be a big thing in the future. I do not like them.
     
  14. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  15. sporez macrumors member

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    Yup, I subscribe to a few apps that I consider essential, but even then I'd prefer a one time purchase.
     
  16. SteveOfTheStow macrumors member

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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
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I also hate and will delete an app that gets updated over and over.
     
  18. Macalway macrumors 68030

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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
     
  19. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    This is very common with agile development these days. Easy code management.
     
  20. now i see it macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  21. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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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
     
  22. decafjava macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  23. internetrando macrumors 6502

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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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