Apple has quietly updated its Apple Store app for iOS this evening. The update brings the app to version 4.4 and includes new checkout features, a new iPhone purchasing option, and iOS 11 enhancements…

The update brings a new scanner that makes it easier to add your credit card information at checkout. This means you no longer have to take the time to manually enter your credit details, making the checkout process significantly easier.

Furthermore, Apple says that users can now buy a full-price iPhone without going through the pre-authorization process, another move that significantly speeds up the checkout process. Instead of going through the pre-authorization process, users will simply activate later. Note this process has been available on Apple.com for the iPhone X since November.

Finally, Apple says there are various other iOS 11 enhancements included in this update:

What’s New in Version 4.4

  • iOS 11 enhancements
  • Scanner now available to easily add your credit card information at checkout
  • Customers now have the option to bypass pre-authorization and activate later on full price purchases of iPhones on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint

The Apple Store app is a free download on the App Store.


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