Apple to Release New Apple Store App on Thursday?

Posted November 1, 2011 at 9:16pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11340 views

Apple will reportedly release a new Apple Store app on Thursday that brings numerous new features, reports BGR.

While information about Apple's new iOS app and retail plans have leaked out in various forms over the past few weeks, we now have the whole story thanks to a trusted source.

Highlights:
● If a customer orders an in-stock product, pick up will be available approximately 12 minutes after completing the order. Sustomers will be able to walk into the Apple Store, skip lines, skip registers, get their products, sign for them and leave.
● If a customer orders something that a retail store does not have in-stock the customer will be a given a pick-up date right after the purchase is completed. A push notification will be sent to the customer when the order is ready. 12 minutes from the time the push notification is received, the customer's order should be waiting to be signed for.
● Customers who opt to purchase online or through the app will be given priority when they walk into the store.
● Apple will offer customers the ability to return items purchased online to retail stores.
● Lastly, we're told that Apple will be attributing revenue from items purchased in this manner to the retail store where the items are delivered and retrieved. Apple is reportedly expecting a 30% increase in sales at retail stores from this program, and it will only be available in the U.S. for now.

Finally, BGR notes as its been previously reported, that Apple will enable self checkout at its retail stores; however, their source says Apple will NOT be checking purchases.

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Pain Reaper - November 2, 2011 at 9:43am
Apple doesn't like the world outside America...? Release this app worldwide damn it!
Not on your life - November 1, 2011 at 10:32pm
"Sustomers will be able to walk into the Apple Store, skip lines, skip registers, get their products, sign for them and leave. " How do I become a sustomer... seems like a great privilege O_0
Name - November 1, 2011 at 9:52pm
What the fuck are Sustomers? In the first bullet point.
Not on your life - November 1, 2011 at 9:52pm
Is this app available for everybody or just Sustomers... Lol!!
Jupit3r - November 1, 2011 at 9:23pm
Will this version finally be released in Canada.. It would be great if Apple started allowing it in the Canadian App Store
Big black azz - November 1, 2011 at 9:29pm
more importantly are these features available in EU?
Oh Boy - November 1, 2011 at 10:22pm
It'll be available to Sanadians through the Sanadian App Store.
Frank einstein - November 2, 2011 at 9:51am
;)) i m down on the floor laughing.. ;)))
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