Better late than never, we suppose. The Apple Store App (free) for iPad has finally arrived! To thank us for our patience, Apple has made the Apple Store app better than ever, with advanced search functionality, built-in Genius Bar support, and more. It doesn't cost a thing, but you will need iOS 7 to run Apple Store for iPad.
Not convinced the new app is worthy of a download? In what follows, three reasons why the Apple Store app experience is better on the tablet.
WiFi or cellular? 16GB or 128GB? There are lots of different options for the iPad, and it may be difficult to choose if it's your first tablet. Once you select an option in the app, a helpful description comparing and contrasting the different available choices will pop up next to the product image. Apple will explain what a gigabyte is and show you a chart with cellular data prices from every carrier.
When shopping for accessories, the filter categorizes products by form factor and features specific to that type of accessory. For example, when looking for speakers, the filter is smart enough to differentiate between items that connect via AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Lightning Connector.
Genius Bar Availability
Never wait for an Apple Store Genius to fix your cracked screen again. The Apple Retail Store section has a Genius Bar landing page that will come in handy during your next tech emergency. Select the Apple product that needs assistance, and the app will locate the nearest Apple Store that is able to service you. It will also show you all of the available dates and times open for Genius Bar reservations.