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Update to Apple Store allows Siri to interact with the app

Update to Apple Store allows Siri to interact with the app
Siri can now help you find prices and shop using the Apple Store app
Siri can now help you find prices and shop using the Apple Store app

Siri can now help you find prices and shop using the Apple Store app

The Apple Store app has been updated to version 2.4. There are two new features that come with the update that are pretty big for iOS users. The first is the ability to buy gift cards directly from the app and then have them emailed to family and friends. Those using iOS 6 will be able to store the gift cards on Passbook. The early word on this new feature is that it is not working correctly and the cards are not being emailed. If any of our readers have been successful emailing a gift card purchase, or if you have had problems, let us know.

The second new feature includes the voice activated virtual personal assistant Siri. The new Apple Store update brings Siri integration to the app and allows the user to ask Siri to search for prices and shop for Apple products and accessories.  According to The Next Web, the Siri integration seems to work with the older version of the app. Regardless, both features are coming out at exactly the right time as the holiday shopping season is about to commence.

The updated version of the Apple Store app is now available for free from the Apple App Store.

source: AppStore, TheNextWeb via TUAW

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posted on 07 Nov 2012, 22:39 9

1. zackh121556 (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Ohh snap, another worthless IOS feature that people wont stop talking about :-)

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 01:32 2

9. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


yeah all Apple talks about is Siri....and yet Google Now beats it in speed of answering and overall responsiveness along with natural voice recognition!
Even in iOS6 presentation all Apple talked about was Siri and 125 of the supposed 200 new features of iOS6 are focussed on Siri! Maybe they'll start calling their OS siri OS now aand their phones Siri Phone!

Apple c'mon bring some real innovation to the table!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 23:00 7

2. Cinnamon (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)


ermahgherd, siri is still useless.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 23:36 5

5. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Nah, no way.
They've just taught her how to steal more money from customers! Don't you agree?

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 23:22 7

3. andrewlg1990 (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


Use a useless feature to buy more of our overpriced iJunk. Apples so revolutionary...................... not!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 23:34 1

4. sharifsumit (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


u guys r amazing !!! if you r not interested in this article , why coming here & post stupid comment !!!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 00:11 1

7. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


it is important to show how Apple rotten is and how it deserves not buying its products....that there are millions who really hate Apple because of its rotten behaviour, see:

bit [dot] ly/RYzOPP

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 02:10

10. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Who said that this is an uninteresting article!? Do you really think we have time of all the time in world to bash Apple? No, dude... this all is a result of lots of stuff that's going on. No one just hate apple out of a whim.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 04:42

12. E.N. (Posts: 2239; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


you guys bash cause its the trendy thing to do nowadays

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 09:15

13. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Trendy........not all people follow trends blindly plus how is it trendy

Apple deserves the hate now for how it is acting, its the most arrogant company around that acts like a spoiled little brat when it doesn't get its way

What ever you think about the products doesn't come into it. I don't see how anyone can defend what apple does

Apple the death of innovation

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 00:09 1

6. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


please, people, do not support such a rotten company, do not buy its products:
goo [dot] gl/lZGqT

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 00:36 1

8. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)


Does anyone actually use Siri?

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 04:03

11. xfire99 (Posts: 449; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


As usual, Google released gift cards buying at google play store and the thief steals the idea.
Just expanding it wider to others products too.
Google and others should patent everything before release, or else the Apple thief will steal again.

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