Apple Store App updated with new “Check-In” feature

Apple updated their Apple Store app this week, which besides letting you shop the online Apple Store right from your iPhone or iPad, also brings new in-store functionality.

If you are in an Apple Store for an appointment, you can use the Apple Store app to let them know that you’ve arrived, using the new check-in feature. You can also use it to request help. Note that iOS 4 is required to utilize this feature.

Other new features of the Apple Store app:

  • ordering engraving and gift wrapping on select online purchases
  • reserving items for pickup at your local Apple Retail Store
  • adding Apple Retail Store reservations directly to iCal

It certainly is handy to check in from your iPhone, especially in a busy store. However, my experience in checking in for appointments has always been pretty good, with very little wait time, if any. And sometimes it’s nice to talk to a person to let them know you’re here.

The Apple Store app is available in the US App Store but not in Canada at this time.

Article Via The Next Web

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