Apple has a knack of providing us with very useful updates. With almost every big app getting an updated version from the company, it seems that the App Store application has also been added to the list. The update is being referred to as the version 2.2, and it has provided some cool features to the App Store application. The basic idea behind the update is to bring location-based and express checkout features, which make the process of picking up the in-store and online orders as streamlined as possible. Read after the break to see what these features can offer you!
First, let?s talk about the Express Checkout features present in the 2.2 version of the App Store application. This is similar to the 1-click ordering option at Amazon. When you enable it, you will be able to order products from the fruit company with a single tap! Enable this feature under the Accounts Settings and you will get a new ?Buy Now? button in the place of the normal ?Add to Cart?. The whole process of going through the multiple checkout screens is avoided as now; you can order the product by using your Apple ID password. Upon setup, the newer version of the app will ask for your credit card security code for verification as well as the preferred mode of pickup or shipping. This really quickens the whole process because before the update, users had to add the item they wanted in a virtual cart and then go through very irritating authentication checks in order to complete the order they have placed.
Another feature in this update is the new geo-location based pickup feature for the iPhone 4S. This feature uses the iOS geofencing in order to let Apple specialists know when you will be reaching the Apple Store and have the products that you want ready for pickup when you arrive. This feature will also activate other in-store services when you are near any Apple Store. This really lessens the time it used to take when customers went to pick up the products they had ordered.
You can easily get the update for free from the App Store. Let us know what you think of the update!
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