The Apple Store app for iOS devices was today updated to version 5.1, introducing improvements for the search feature.

The new version of the app features a redesigned look for the search section, with both search suggestions and support for voice-based searches. You can tap on the microphone icon located in the search bar to conduct a search using speech rather than text.

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Old search interface on left, new search interface on right

Some of the new search suggestions include options like "Stores near me," "Cases compatible with this device," "Sessions near me," "iPhone upgrade information," and more. Aside from the new search interface, the app is otherwise unchanged and uses the same design.

What's New Search has been updated with an enhanced design. And it's now powered with speech recognition technology for better search results.

The Apple Store app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

iFanaddic Avatar
75 months ago
I think most people, like me, read “App Store” instead of “Apple store”
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haruhiko Avatar
75 months ago
No voice search for me. Weird. The update notes on the App Store also didn't mention voice search. Maybe it's US only?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GaryMumford Avatar
75 months ago
seems like it‘s US-only (or maybe „english“ only as well?)
Must be US only. I’m in the UK and just updated... no voice search here!

That’s the second time this week that Mac Rumors has made a post about something without mentioning that its US only.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
75 months ago
I've never felt the need to voice search in the App Store but I suppose if it's useful to someone then go with it.
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RomanEmpire Avatar
75 months ago
seems like it‘s US-only (or maybe „english“ only as well?)
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omglolbbq Avatar
75 months ago
So if the keyboard was displayed in the App store search screen, the microphone wasn't there?
If it was, this is just making the voice input a little more obvious. :)
You know this is the Apple Store app right?
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