iTunes Store Adds Pop-Up Windows for Quick Access to Content Details and Previews

Italian site iSpazio notes [Google translation] that Apple has made a small but helpful tweak to the iTunes Store when accessed from a computer, now allowing users to access information on content such as songs, albums, videos, apps, and books via a pop-up window rather than needing to click through to a separate page within the store. The new option, which appears in most locations within the store as a small "info" button in the lower right corner of the content's icon when the user hovers over the item, is available on both main iTunes Store and App Store feature pages as well as in search results.

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The pop-up windows offer different content depending on which area of the store the user is in, with music, books, and podcasts offering a description of the selected item. In the App Store, the pop-up windows contain multiple tabs with each item's description, reviews, and iPhone and iPad screenshots. Users can also easily purchase the items from their respective pop-up windows.

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Finally, movies and TV shows display a small "play" icon instead of the "info" icon, and immediately pop up a window with a video preview and details on each item.

Top Rated Comments

Shrink Avatar
158 months ago
Good new feature. If you are just browsing, it's more convenient than clicking through to read the copy, reviews,etc. and then having to come back to the display page to browse more. Thumbs up.:D
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yamcha Avatar
158 months ago
Nice feature, they should also have it for Mac App Store..
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ulf1103 Avatar
158 months ago
Wow, this really is a great new feature...

Now maybe I'll even download my apps on my pc instead of on my iPhone :D
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arcite Avatar
158 months ago
Nice touch.... though from the limited browsing I have done of the App store, I would prefer a greater variety of parameters to sort Applications. As the numbers pile up, it will just get more difficult to find something useful.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
littledude8209 Avatar
158 months ago
Music and Videos have had this for a while now. Apps having them is a new thing though.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chris200x9 Avatar
158 months ago
That's a nice machine, make me rethink my position on tablets being dumb :p

edit: holy crap how did I post in the wrong thread?!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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