Apple Begins Offering Free Content in 'Apple Store' iOS App with 'Color Zen'

Following an update to its Apple Store iOS app late last month, Apple has now begun offering the reported free iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore content through the app (via Flo's Weblog [Google translation]).

color_zen_free
As in the leaked sample screenshot, the initial offering is Color Zen, a puzzle game typically priced at $0.99. The free content is accessed by visiting any of the pages for individual Apple retail stores in the app. Users do not need to be physically present in the store for the offer to appear.

Codes for Color Zen distributed through the app are valid through August 27.

Top Rated Comments

bmunge Avatar
96 months ago

I've always found the Apple Store app to be pretty hilarious.

''Hey Jon, thanks for blowing your life savings on a phone that we're going to indirectly call useless in 3 years time & drop all support for. In the mean time - why not spend your wife's life savings on some more of our stuff?''


If your life savings is a few hundred dollars Apple products might not be for you.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nathanlloyd Avatar
96 months ago
Bah, US only :(
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maxosx Avatar
96 months ago

I've always found the Apple Store app to be pretty hilarious.

''Hey Jon, thanks for blowing your life savings on a phone that we're going to indirectly call useless in 3 years time & drop all support for. In the mean time - why not spend your wife's life savings on some more of our stuff?''


I can hardly stop laughing!

Your humor is stellar, the laughs priceless :D

----------

I don't give a blueberry pancake about app, it's about principles.


More great humor, don't stop now :D
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Battlefield Fan Avatar
96 months ago

This is disrespectful. Just because i live somewhere else i'm a lesser customer to Apple? Bad move.


Oh come on... The world doesn't revolve around you...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
virginblue4 Avatar
96 months ago

Apple store is only available in countries where Apple has *shocker* STORES. I'm currently not living in one of those countries.


Disrespectful.

It doesn't revolve around Apple either. I pay same money as everyone else and living in Europe even more in many cases.

This is disrespectful.

While it may be annoying, disrespectful is the wrong word. You could use your 'argument' against pretty much any situation.

Kelloggs sell their products worldwide and I've been buying their products in the UK for years. After going to the US, I tried Froot Loops and I found they were very nice. However, they are not available in the UK. But as I still buy other Kelloggs products and they are taking my hard earned money, they must be being disrespectful as they do not offer this particular product to residents in a certain country. That argument is exactly the same as yours, instead using a different company and product.

They have now actually introduced Froot Loops into the UK, but they aren't the same recipe. I guess they are being disrespectful to me by not offering me the same as the people living in the US.

:rolleyes:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garylapointe Avatar
96 months ago


Kelloggs sell their products worldwide and I've been buying their products in the UK for years. After going to the US, I tried Froot Loops and I found they were very nice. However, they are not available in the UK. But as I still buy other Kelloggs products and they are taking my hard earned money, they must be being disrespectful as they do not offer this particular product to residents in a certain country. That argument is exactly the same as yours, instead using a different company and product.

:rolleyes:

Even in the US Kellogg's has different markets. Frosted Rice Krispies has always been a challenge to find. I don't think they make them any more but every so often I'd see they were out again but not available everywhere (or in every state). And I live in Michigan, which is the home of Kellogg's.

Don't even get me started on the McRib!

Gary
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

windows 10

Developer Successfully Virtualizes Windows for Arm on M1 Mac

Friday November 27, 2020 7:16 am PST by
Developer Alexander Graf has successfully virtualized the Arm version of Windows on an M1 Mac, proving that the M1 chip is capable of running Microsoft's operating system (via The 8-Bit). Currently, Macs with the M1 chip do not support Windows and there is no Boot Camp feature as there is on Intel Macs, but support for Windows is a feature that many users would like to see. Using the...
iPhone black friday 20 sale feature

Apple Black Friday 2020: Best iPhone Deals

Friday November 27, 2020 12:56 pm PST by
Black Friday is halfway done, but there are still a few deals to shop for on iPhones at carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile/Sprint. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. AT&T Starting with AT&T, you'll find up to $700 off any iPhone 12 when...
AirPods Pro black friday 20 sale feature 2

Black Friday 2020: AirPods Pro Reach Lowest Price Ever [Updated]

Wednesday November 25, 2020 3:22 pm PST by
Black Friday has kicked off this week, and one of the first major sales for the AirPods Pro is available right now on Walmart. You can find this deal below, along with a few other solid discounts on the regular AirPods. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site...
Apple Watc black friday 20 sale feature

Apple Black Friday 2020: Best Apple Watch Deals [Updated]

Wednesday November 25, 2020 4:01 pm PST by
Black Friday sales have begun on a variety of products, including the Apple Watch. There are quite a few deals across the Apple Watch lineup this year, including one of the lowest price we've ever seen the Apple Watch Series 3. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the...
iphone trade in store

UK Environmental Committee Says Apple Contributing to 'Throwaway Culture' of 'Short-Lived Products'

Thursday November 26, 2020 7:07 am PST by
Technology companies like Apple are contributing to e-waste by making their products difficult to repair, and charging expensive repair fees, according to a lengthy report published today by the UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee. "We were told that Apple glues and solders parts together on their laptops, which makes repairing them very difficult," the Committee wrote in a summary ...
MacBooks black friday

Apple Black Friday 2020: Best Mac and MacBook Deals

Thursday November 26, 2020 8:29 pm PST by
For Black Friday 2020, many retailers have solid deals on a variety of Macs. Apple's new M1 Macs are ones everyone wants right now, but because they're so new, deals on them are fairly sparse, although we are seeing some modest discounts. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps...
Top Stories 38 Feature

Top Stories: Black Friday Deals, Redesigned MacBooks, Hands-On With Apple's M1 Macs

Saturday November 28, 2020 6:00 am PST by
With Apple's holiday hardware lineup seemingly all set, attention this week turned to the shopping end of things with Apple and other retailers rolling out their Black Friday deals. That wasn't the only news this week, however, as we've continued to learn more about Apple's new M1-based Macs and we've even heard some fresh rumors about redesigned Mac notebooks coming next year, so read on...
General black friday 20 sale feature 2

Apple Black Friday 2020: Our Top Picks

Friday November 27, 2020 6:16 am PST by
Black Friday shopping has officially kicked off across the United States, and we've been collecting the best deals for Apple's iPads, Macs, AirPods, the HomePod, Apple Watch, and more in separate articles. In order to further streamline your Black Friday shopping this year, we've put together this quick list of our top picks of the overall best Apple-related bargains happening today. Note:...
mac mini macbook pro macbook air

Apple M1 Hands-On Comparison: MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro vs. Mac Mini

Monday November 23, 2020 3:40 pm PST by
Apple's M1 Macs are out in the wild now, but ahead of the holidays, you might still be trying to figure out which one to pick up, either for yourself or as a gift for someone else. We've got all three of the new Macs available, so we thought we'd give MacRumors readers a hands-on overview of each machine in our latest YouTube video. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. ...
General black friday 20 sale feature

Thanksgiving Day Deals Still Available on AirPods, M1 Macs, Apple Watch Series 6, iPads

Thursday November 26, 2020 10:21 am PST by
Black Friday deals seem to start earlier and earlier every year, so there were already a wide variety of discounts available for Apple products on Thanksgiving Day. Many of the deals remain available even after Thanksgiving, but act fast, as inventory quickly fluctuates. Thanksgiving Day Deals on Apple Products — Still Available:AirPods with a wireless charging case remain available for...