While yesterday's update to the Apple Store iOS app introduced some significant alterations to the interface, one thing Apple didn't change is its tradition of occasionally offering select paid apps for free through the Store for a limited time.

Right now, users who scroll down the Discover tab can find an option to download photo painting app Brushstroke for free, instead of paying $4.99 when downloaded in the typical way through the App Store.

Brushstroke

With Brushstroke, you can transform your favorite photographs into beautiful paintings. With a slew of presets and tools, creating the perfect look is a breeze. And when your masterpiece is complete, you can even order a canvas print to hang on your wall.

Users of Brushtroke can choose photos to convert into 'paintings' from their Camera Roll and other albums, or shoot pictures and then edit them from within the app.

A number of color palettes and canvases are on offer to experiment with, and finished paintings can be signed and then shared over social media. Users can also pick a frame and size for their painting, and order a canvas print from CanvasPop for home delivery.

The offer to download Brushstroke for free through the Apple Store iOS app expires on September 1, 2016. You can download the new update for the Apple Store app from the iOS App Store for free. [Direct Link]

MacRumors went hands-on with Apple's new Apple Store app to show off all the new features. Make sure to check out the video below.

Top Rated Comments

OllyW Avatar
71 months ago
Go through the APPLE STORE app (you'll have to download it from the App Store).
I got there in the end but even that was confusing as it asks you to scan a code with the built in camera. The code is already filled in so you don't need to do anything but it's not immediately obvious when it first pops up.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
71 months ago
Go through the APPLE STORE app (you'll have to download it from the App Store).
Download an app so you can download an app :D
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
71 months ago
Nice enough app.

Here's one I made earlier:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Northgrove Avatar
71 months ago
Yup, worked fine here in Sweden. :)

Not all steps are super obvious, so:

1. Open the new Apple Store app.
2. Swipe down in the Discovery (first) tab until it shows up.
3. Tap to download it.
4. When the code appears, ignore all that about camera scanning, but tap on the link in the upper right corner.
5. The download should begin. Unlike with App Store purchases, nothing shows in Home Screen until it's done.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MR-LIZARD Avatar
71 months ago
Still £3.99 in the UK App Store so I guess it's a US only offer.
As long as you go through the Apple Store App it'll give you a code to redeem.

I downloaded it last night for free via the Apple Store App; I'm in the UK and using the UK App Store.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Funyee Avatar
71 months ago
I'm on the US store and it shows me $4.99
Go through the APPLE STORE app (you'll have to download it from the App Store).
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

safari icon blue banner

Safari Bug Allows Websites to Track Your Recent Browsing Activity in Real Time [Updated]

Sunday January 16, 2022 3:37 pm PST by
A bug in WebKit's implementation of a JavaScript API called IndexedDB can reveal your recent browsing history and even your identity, according to a blog post shared on Friday by browser fingerprinting service FingerprintJS. In a nutshell, the bug allows any website that uses IndexedDB to access the names of IndexedDB databases generated by other websites during a user's browsing session....
iPhone 14 Mock pill and hole thumb

ProMotion Now Expected to Remain Exclusive to iPhone 14 Pro Models, Not Expand to Entire Lineup

Sunday January 16, 2022 8:56 am PST by
Continuing the tradition set with the iPhone 13 Pro, only the highest-end iPhone 14 models will feature Apple's ProMotion display technology, according to a respected display analyst. Ross Young, who on multiple occasions has detailed accurate information about Apple's future products, said in a tweet that ProMotion will not be expanded to the entire iPhone 14 lineup and will remain...
iPad Air Feature 2 green

New Apple Products Filed in Regulatory Database, Likely Including New iPhone SE and iPad Air

Tuesday January 18, 2022 6:11 am PST by
Apple today filed unreleased iPhone and iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, as spotted by French blog Consomac. The filings likely represent the rumored third-generation iPhone SE, fifth-generation iPad Air, and potentially more. The unreleased iPhone models have the identifiers A2595, A2783, and A2784, while the unreleased iPad models have the identifiers A2588, A2589, ...
AirPods 3 New Firmware Feature

Apple Updates AirPods 3 Firmware to Version 4C170

Tuesday January 18, 2022 11:46 am PST by
Apple today released a new 4C170 firmware update for the AirPods 3, an update from the prior 4C165 that was made available in December. Apple does not offer details on what's included in new firmware updates for the AirPods‌, so we don't know what improvements or bug fixes the new firmware brings. There is no standard way to upgrade the ‌AirPods‌‌ software, but firmware is...
iphone 5g mmwave

U.S. Airlines Warn of 'Catastrophic' Crisis With Impending 5G Rollout, AT&T and Verizon Agree to Delay Around Airports

Tuesday January 18, 2022 10:35 am PST by
Verizon and AT&T's upcoming rollout of new C-Band 5G technology could cause chaos and lead to widespread delays of passenger and cargo flights, major U.S. airlines said on Monday in a letter sent to the White House National Economic Council, the FAA, and the FCC (via Reuters). "Unless our major hubs are cleared to fly, the vast majority of the traveling and shipping public will essentially...
iphone se 2020 top

iPhone SE With Larger 5.7-Inch Display May Launch in 2023, 'iPhone SE+ 5G' Also Rumored

Monday January 17, 2022 6:46 am PST by
Apple is planning to release a fourth-generation iPhone SE with a larger 5.7-inch display as early as 2023, according to display industry consultant Ross Young, who has proven to be a reliable source of information for future Apple products. The fourth-generation iPhone SE has until now been rumored to launch in 2024, but Young now says a 2023 release is looking more likely....
tesla carplay solution

Developer Showcases Apple CarPlay Workaround for Teslas

Monday January 17, 2022 7:24 am PST by
A Tesla Model 3 owner has resorted to a workaround to implement Apple CarPlay in his vehicle, amid no sign of official support from Tesla (via Tesla North). Apple CarPlay and Apple Music support are among the most-requested Tesla features, but with no indication that Tesla is willing to implement Apple CarPlay in its vehicles, Polish developer Michał Gapiński took matters into his own...
ipad air 4 video

New iPad Air Rumored to Launch This Spring With A15 Chip, 5G, Center Stage Camera, and More

Saturday January 15, 2022 8:05 pm PST by
Apple is planning to release a fifth-generation iPad Air with similar features as the sixth-generation iPad mini, including an A15 Bionic chip, 12-megapixel Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage support, 5G for cellular models, and Quad-LED True Tone flash, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. Citing reliables sources in China, the report claims that the new iPad Air could be...