Apple Store App Updated With Siri and Gift Card Passbook Support (Theoretically)

Apple has updated its Apple Store app [App Store] with support for Siri, and the ability to email Passbook enabled gift cards to friends via the app. However, despite being in the release notes, neither the gift card feature and Passbook support appear to be enabled yet.

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What's New in Version 2.4

- Buy new gift cards and email them to friends and family right from the app. These gift cards are easily integrated with the new Passbook app (U.S. only, iOS 6 required).

- Ask Siri to help you find prices and shop for Apple products. (Siri-enabled device required.)

Asking Siri things like "How much is the MacBook Pro?" routes users directly into the Apple Store app, generally to the section they've asked about. This adds to Siri's app-related abilities; on Monday it was reported that in iOS 6.1, Siri would support movie ticket purchases via Fandango.

The Apple Store app is available via the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

jvpython Avatar
107 months ago
I wonder who would actually bother to ask Siri for the price of an Apple product. Oh wait... that's maybe just because I know them all by heart :eek:
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DTphonehome Avatar
107 months ago
Mark my words, iOS 7 is going to have third-party Siri support.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThatGuyInLa Avatar
107 months ago
Siri scans your financials and replies.."I'm sorry, you cannot afford a Mac Book Pro. How about an iPod Nano?"
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gmanist1000 Avatar
107 months ago
I wish it would just tell me how much something was, instead of bringing me into an App.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dcanona Avatar
107 months ago


neither the gift card feature and Passbook support appear to be enabled (http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/11/08/app-store-app-update-brings-siri-shopping-says-itll-let-you-add-gift-cards-to-passbook-but-doesnt/?fromcat=all) yet.


...neither the gift card feature NOR Passbook support...
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haruhiko Avatar
107 months ago

- "Should I buy an iPad mini"
- Siri's reply: Let's go check out the Apple Store...
- Siri's reply: What no retina display? I would wait a couple months...

"But....No, the screen is perfectly fine to me! It's as sharp as ****! Retina screen has no use, it's not sharper!"

Siri: "Face the truth. It doesn't have retina display. The color is not as accurate. But don't worry. Let's go check out the Apple Store 6 months later. I have made a reminder on 7 May, 2013 for you."
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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