Version 2.0 of the Apple Store app released today, featuring EasyPay and Personal Pickup, makes buying new products a little easier if you live in the US and are near an Apple retail store.
"When you're on the go, the Apple Store app is the best way to research, personalize, and buy products from Apple, and get help at the Apple Retail Store. It's also the easiest way to get a new iPhone -- right from your current iPhone."
Apple claims that most items purchased via the app will be available to be picked up within an hour at the store that you designate.
The new Apple store app has some new features for in-home delivery as well. The 2.0 version allows users to view the status of a purchase in terms of its shipment progress from its origin to your location.
- Personal Pickup: Buy in the app and choose to pick up your order at any Apple Retail Store. Most in-stock orders are available for pickup within an hour. (U.S. only)
- EasyPay: Purchase select accessories in store quickly by scanning the barcode and completing your transaction right in the app. (U.S. only, requires iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S)
- Track your stuff: View the status of current and previous orders from the order status section in the More tab
- Additional international support (Canada, China)
You can download the App Store app compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, from the iTunes App Store.