Update to Apple Store allows Siri to interact with the app

Update to Apple Store allows Siri to interact with the 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



1. zackh121556

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

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

9. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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!

2. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

ermahgherd, siri is still useless.

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

3. andrewlg1990

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

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

4. sharifsumit

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

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

7. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 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

10. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 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.

12. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

you guys bash cause its the trendy thing to do nowadays

13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

6. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

8. FrostyDanny

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

Does anyone actually use Siri?

11. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 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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