Apple Store app will now recommend Apple products based on your purchasing history

An update sent out to the Apple Store app yesterday adds a powerful new feature. The app will now recommend purchases based on the Apple products that you've bought in the past. So if the app discovers that you recently purchased an Apple iPad Pro, you might see a recommendation to purchase the Smart Keyboard. If you bought an Apple iPhone 6s, the app might poke you in the side to see if you want to buy a matching case. The recommendations appear when you scroll down on the Discover section of the app.

If it bothers you that Apple has the name, model number and part number of your Apple purchases linked to the Apple ID associated with the app, you can disable the feature. Apple has built other new capabilities into version 4.0 of the Apple Store app. You can now more easily discover when your local Apple Store is holding workshops or other events. And you will be told when an order you placed through the Apple Store is ready for pickup.

While visiting an Apple Store, the updated app will now allow you to scan a product to learn more about it. And when you walk into a brick and mortar Apple Store, the app will let you know if that particular location has any inventory remaining of Apple products you've flagged as a favorite. The goal for Apple is to get you to spend more money on accessories for your Apple devices.

source: AppleStore

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5 Comments

1. LeonVonKaiser

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

"The goal for Apple is to get you to spend more money on accessories for your Apple devices." Summed up the entire article pretty accurately.

2. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Yep, and those other phone companies are just angels.

4. Forerunner7

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

But when they give praise to Apple you don't seem to give a f**k

3. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Amazon and Best Buy already do this so why not with Apple?

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6600; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

My TYLT wireless charger from Amazon arrived early... wasn't expecting it until Tuesday. Anyone here using it with positive results?

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