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Apple App Store gets new features in iOS 7

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Apple App Store gets new features in iOS 7
The Apple App Store is getting some new features in iOS 7. While Android users have known the joy of automatic updates for their apps since the update to Android 2.2, this is something new for iOS users which they will get to experience in iOS 7. If it is enabled, iOS 7 will automatically look in the background for updates, which it will run automatically. Manual updates can still be done, if needed. And if you decide to go with the automatic updates, you can choose whether or not to allow them to be done over a cellular network.

Replacing the Genius tab on the App Store is a new tab called Near Me which shows apps that are popular and are being used heavily by other iOS users near your current location. And you can now build a Wish List . Only paid apps can be added to the list, which makes sense. Otherwise, why would you need to wish for someone to pay for a free app? And Apple has promised a Kids category coming for the App Store.

Lastly, Apple has changed the looks of the App Store Top Charts, going back to a vertically scrolling list from the left to right scrolling that Apple changed the list to last year.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 19 Jun 2013, 01:29 1

1. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Is it popular with people "near me", apps created by people "near me", or what?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 11:44 1

4. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

Popular with people near me. So basically if you went to an art museum, a lot of people there might have gotten an art app or something. That would end up on the list. It just gives a list of apps that are probably relevant to the place you are at by looking at what other people have gotten.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 01:42 4

2. joey_sfb (Posts: 6540; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

even for android I disable the auto update, so not a big gain for iOS. They should unlock the iOS file system so that user could import and export apps data.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:20 6

3. thecorrescode (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

New features in iOS are old features in Android.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 17:30

5. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

I hate auto updates. Though I guess some like that feature, I'd rather not download a potentially buggy release without first waiting for some feedback on it.

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