On Wednesday, Apple has issued an updated Apple Store app version adding a number of new features, while leaving the user interface generally untouched. Numbered 2.1, the update boasts iPhone carrier selection including three major American carriers: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Choosing an iPhone plan is restricted to U.S. customers who are buying a new handset. In addition to carrier, users can now select color and capacity without leaving the App Store.
Another notable change is new account management editing and billing options more an even more convenient shopping experience. Account management enables users to change billing data and shipping addresses right within the app. Previously, shoppers who wished to change account preferences had to navigate to Apple’s website. Accounts associated with a current Apple ID will be automatically updated, which will subsequently be reflected across all services using the login data. With the improved account management, it is now even easier for customers to get a new handset right from their current iPhone.
Moreover, Apple Store 2.1 is now available for Dutch users. Owners of iOS devices in Netherlands will receive access to the title as Apple is making final preparations for the grand unveiling of the first Apple retail store in Amsterdam. Weighing in at 7.9 MB, the update requires users to run iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.