Apple Store app for iOS lets users check product availability and order status with their ...

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Alongside a pair of software updates for iOS and macOS, Apple on Wednesday released a new version of its Apple Store app for iOS with support for Siri Shortcuts.

Siri Shortcuts
Siri Shortcuts support in the Apple Store app for iOS.


Apple Store version 5.2 brings Siri Shortcuts to Apple's dedicated retail app for the first time, allowing users to check product availability and the status of recent orders with custom voice commands.

Like other Siri Shortcuts integrations, Apple Store integration enables quick access to information without opening the app.

Shoppers who buy an item from the app are greeted with an "Add to Siri" button after checking out. Tapping the icon opens presents a Shortcuts pane, where users can record a custom Siri trigger that is later used to pull up information regarding the order.

Product availability commands are found under the "Pickup" section. Tapping on "See more stores" opens the usual retail outlet selection window, which is now appended by an "Add to Siri" button. Activating the option allows users to record a Siri command that, when triggered, queries stock at nearby Apple store locations.

In addition to Siri Shortcuts, the latest Apple Store version includes unspecified iOS 12 features that "make the app easier to use," according to Apple.

Finally, the app now supports delivery options in locations throughout Puerto Rico.

The Apple Store app for iOS is a free download from the App Store.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    ivanhivanh Posts: 236member
    iOS App Store no longer support iOS 9. Millions of older iOS devices are now forced obsolescent.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    hagarhagar Posts: 105member
    This illustrates perfectly the sad state Siri is in. Now we have to program her with stupid sentences so that she can understand what you are doing. Instead of Apple making her actually more intelligent. If I ask Siri if there is an iPhone available in the nearest Apple Store she should know the answer without me having to deal with shortcuts beforehand.

     I’m not saying Shortcuts doesn’t have its place, it’s useful for pro users wanting to execute complex workflows. But this right here is a joke. 
    edited December 6 repressthis
  • Reply 3 of 5
    ivanh said:
    iOS App Store no longer support iOS 9. Millions of older iOS devices are now forced obsolescent.
    They can always use Apple’s website.
    repressthis
  • Reply 4 of 5
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,425member
    Johan42 said:
    ivanh said:
    iOS App Store no longer support iOS 9. Millions of older iOS devices are now forced obsolescent.
    They can always use Apple’s website.
    And do what on their website? Can't buy/download an app over there.
    https://www.apple.com/ios/app-store/

  • Reply 5 of 5
    Johan42 said:
    ivanh said:
    iOS App Store no longer support iOS 9. Millions of older iOS devices are now forced obsolescent.
    They can always use Apple’s website.
    And do what on their website? Can't buy/download an app over there.
    https://www.apple.com/ios/app-store/

    SMH, “Apple Store” app not App Store. Lol
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