Apple has updated its Apple Store app for the iPhone and iPod touch, introducing the ability to check the latest store prices using Siri. The update also brings EasyPay to five new countries, and adds new payment options for customers in China.
With the latest version of the Apple Store app, customers can check the latest prices and shop for Macs, iOS devices, and accessories using their voice. Simply bring up Siri and ask it how much the item you want to purchase is, and it’ll take you straight to the product you’re looking for in the Apple Store app.
At least that’s what it should do. However, I’ve found that it doesn’t work for everything. While it did work when I asked for MacBook Pro, iPad mini, and iPhone 5 prices, it got confused when I asked about the iPad mini Smart Cover, and asked me if I’d like to search the web for it.
In addition to Siri support, the Apple Store app now supports EasyPay in Canada, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. Simply scan the barcode of the product you’d like to buy in any Apple retail store, and you can complete the transaction on your iPhone. You’ll need an iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5, or the latest iPod touch to take advantage of EasyPay, however.
You can grab the latest Apple Store app update in the App Store now.