Apple 2014 Valentine Day (Apple Store iOS app screenshot 001)

Apple has just updated its official Apple Store shopping application for iOS, now at last provided as a universal binary with a brand new Home screen icon and a few new fancy features to go with it, starting with an all-new design on the iPhone and iPod touch that takes cues from the iPad edition with a much simplified navigation and excellent use of high-resolution product imagery.

Another new feature allows you to start shopping on one device and finish on another, or even on your Mac or Windows PC, because the application now remembers the state of your shopping cart across platforms.

But first things first.

Check out the old (left) vs new (right) app icon.

Apple Store 6.6 for iOS (app icon)Apple Store 3.0 for iOS (app icon, small)

Which one do you like better?

Okay, on the iPhone side you can now browse upcoming events and workshops at nearby Apple Retail Stores using the new Stores tab. This has been previously possible only in the iPad edition of the software.

Apple Store 3.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Speaking of iPads, the program now allows you to make One to One reservations directly on your tablet. Check out some more iPhone screenshots below.

Apple Store 3.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Apple Store 3.0 highlights:

  • Now start shopping on one device and finish on another, or even on your Mac or PC.
  • Find out about upcoming events and workshops at nearby Apple Retail Stores using the new Stores tab on your iPhone.
  • On iPhone and iPod touch, there’s an all-new design with more refined navigation and imagery.
  • On iPad, you can now make One to One reservations.

[App Store via John Gibson]

  • ozerilker

    I like the new icon.

  • chooch

    Older logo is a better reference to shopping in my opinion.

    • Shopping cart vs Shopping bag…

    • vivalaivsca

      Apple stores don’t have carts, just big white bags full of happiness 🙂

  • Jonathan

    Dat icon….

  • Chang in Charge

    Newer one is better. When have you ever shopped in an apple store with a actual shopping cart? And I know it always referred to as a shopping cart online but still I prefer the bag.

  • Hmmm I think I prefer the old one, the new one looks a little washed out, like they knocked the brightness up too high.
    The app is damn sexy though!

  • Spycer0

    Why is it only available in the us/ canada appstore?

    • AppStore updates happen at different times of the day. The UK store has the update and I’d imagine other AppStores will be getting it too at a later date/time if they haven’t already…

  • A basketball? Alrighty then.

  • I like the new app icon, now its time for them to update their website, the body of the site is great but the navigation bar is old school.

  • Ian Leon

    You know what would be really smart for them to do… An android version of this app!

  • Ian Leon

    They should have made an icon that looks like the 5th av apple store

  • DevXav

    Not universal… At least i can’t find it to download to Brazil (yeah, no surprise there)….. 🙁