Apple doesn’t tend to update its Apple Store for iOS app often, but we’ve finally reached version 2.3. Cupertino states in the App Store changelog that there are “performance improvements” among some new features. The main new option is something that hasn’t been available since iWork went download-only through the Mac App Store, and no longer available via a DVD. What this feature does is you can now purchase a Mac and have iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) preloaded onto the machine, directly from the mobile app. The option became available via the Online Store yesterday.
Here is the iTunes changelog:
What’s New in Version 2.3
- Now get the option to have Pages, Keynote and Numbers pre-installed on any MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac Pro.
- Performance enhancements to make it easier to shop for Apple products on the go.
The Apple Store application allows users to purchase Apple products, track their purchases, and buy some items while in an Apple Store without needing to speak to a salesperson. You can also make appointments for the Genius Bar and One-to-One sessions.
What do you think? Were you planning on buying a Mac and glad you can preinstall iWork again? Do you use the Apple Store app? What’s your experience with it? Let us know in the comments.