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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.


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.


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.



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99 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
Rating: 7 Votes
99 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
Rating: 5 Votes
99 months ago
Nice feature, they should also have it for Mac App Store..
Rating: 5 Votes
99 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.
Rating: 4 Votes
99 months ago
Music and Videos have had this for a while now. Apps having them is a new thing though.
Rating: 3 Votes
99 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?!
Rating: 2 Votes
99 months ago
Thats one cute chipmunk
Rating: 2 Votes
99 months ago
This is a nice little feature. I don't usually use iTunes on my computer though, i pretty much use it only on my phone.
Rating: 2 Votes
99 months ago
Still don't understand why it isn't possible for them to:

1. Introduce tabbed/multi-window browsing to enable comparisons between apps.

2. Introduce tagging for apps to enable detailed searching (or even a basic "advanced search" function).

Such functionality is commonplace on websites and within apps themselves, so why not the iTunes app store?
Rating: 1 Votes
99 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.


The categories they have now are too limited. News apps for example are all under news. Even if they broke it down to types of news (music, movies, current events, world, etc.) it still needs a way to drill down deeper in search.

I was playing with a Mac earlier this week, why isn't the Mac store and the iTunes store combined? Seems silly to have them separated.


Because it is integrated into the OS. The only relation is the payment systems. To be honest, the Mac App store is not running via a piece of bloatware (yes, I mean you iTunes) and is pretty smooth. If anything, I almost wish they would make the iTunes store it's own thing and let iTunes actually be a functional music player again. I don't know if iTunes can be stuffed full of anything else. iTunes has an obesity epidemic. It doesn't do any one thing well anymore... forget it as a music player.

unfortunately, Apple still believes customers shouldn't be allowed to search categories within categories so if you want to see games, your stuck viewing only the top 100 or you have to scan through hundreds of pages of games according to when they were made....


Not true. All games aren't under games. There are game categories for each genre. Other app categories are similar, but have less options to diversify.

Still don't understand why it isn't possible for them to:

1. Introduce tabbed/multi-window browsing to enable comparisons between apps.

2. Introduce tagging for apps to enable detailed searching (or even a basic "advanced search" function).

Such functionality is commonplace on websites and within apps themselves, so why not the iTunes app store?


I agree 200%. Comparing apps is the one thing I could care less about. Having tabbed browsing would make that unnecessary. It's not like comparing computer specs.
Rating: 1 Votes

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