You can now purchase items on the Apple Store through your Apple Watch

You can now purchase items on the Apple Store through your Apple Watch
There are tons of smartwatch options out there, but among all of them, the Apple Watch is easily one of your best bets. It boasts an impressive app selection, allows you to make mobile payments via Apple Pay, can keep tabs on all of your workouts, allows you to make calls directly on the watch, and so much more. The official Apple Store app for iOS received an update today, and it adds even more functionality to the Apple Watch - the ability to make purchases on the Apple Store right from your wrist.

The new Apple Watch functionality comes as a result of the version 4.1 update to the app, and while you are able to make purchases, you won't have access to the entire Apple Store catalog. As it stands, you can only purchase accessories from the Apple Watch, such as cases, headphones, and more. It'd be nice to have complete access to all of the offerings, but buying a $40 case from your watch makes a lot more sense than purchasing a $1000 computer.


In addition to the ability to purchase items, the update to the Apple Store app also includes support for rich notifications on iOS 10.

This update brings the total size of the Apple Store app up to 70.9MB, and you'll need to ensure that you're running watchOS 3 in order for the new Apple Watch features to work. iOS 9 is the bare minimum that you need to download the app, but rich notification support is only available if you're running iOS 10.

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3 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Excellent idea, when you lose your AirPod you can just order a replacement on on your watch immediately. Best idea ever, because who doesn't want to buy things on their watch? I mean why didn't anyone think of this sooner.

2. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Another thing Samsung to copy.

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Does.....not seem practical, all that app info, text, buttons and rights explained, on that tiny screen?

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