What does "Get" mean on the App Store?

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  1. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I have never seen this before. I was going through the free top charts and seen this one that said "Get". What's the difference between "Get" and "Free"?
     

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    Wait hang on a second. All of a sudden every single one says "Get". I was about at about 120 when I seen get. Before that it was all "Free"
     
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    Yes, they've changed it.

    I don't like it. Seems very American and the button is shorter than the ones with prices. Also doesn't necessarily imply that it's free.

    No idea why they've done it.
     
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    I agree with everything you said. And the reason I started this thread at first was becuase I wasnt sure if it was actually free
     
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    I get what you mean, but it only says "get" on the free ones. It's very confusing nonetheless.
     
  6. blwade macrumors 6502

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    Is it because of in app purchases that don't really make it "free"?
     
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    Well it is free though. I have never bought an im app purchase. And it says right under it in app purchases
     
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    Possibly, though the app is still free on its own.

    It's definitely an odd change to make - no clear rationale behind it. I could 'get' something that cost thousands of pounds, so it doesn't make it very clear to a novice user what clicking it could do.

    It's especially annoying when viewing the top grossing apps, as then you have a mixed list of prices and the 'Get' button. It's very unclear. What was wrong with 'Free'?!
     
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    Oh. They've made a loophole to avoid saying free since a lot of them have in-app purchases. The word "Get" looks a little funny though.
     
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    Looks like they have been spanked by Europe again! :D
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Funny that you say it "seems very American" and the change was actually prompted by the European commission.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/11/19/apple-replaces-free-button-with-get/
     
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    It looks worse now that it's shorter and it sounds strange. I would prefer "install" or "download".
     
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    I remember reading about Apple getting into potential legal trouble because it says "Free" when there are in-app purchases involved, thanks to some overlawyering.
     
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