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Apple brought pre-orders to App Store

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 12 Dec 2017 11:33

Apple brought pre-orders to App Store Apple has released a new feature in its App Store. The application store now allows users to pre-order apps built for iOS, macOS, and tvOS.
In a nutshell this means that the developers will get an indication of how popular the app seems to be as well as gives them another type of marketing possibility. Pre-orders were first introduces in beta form a year ago. Apple's trial was done with the help of Nintendo whose Super Mario Run was being released.

It was the first app on the App Store that you could pre-order before it became officially available, but now any developer can take advantage of the same hype generating marketing plot.

You can also find a new subcategory within App Store's Games category that promotes some of the games currently in pre-order.

When buying a product that hasn't been released yet, there's clearly always a possibility that you might not end up liking it. It is possible, though, that you'll get a better deal of the app when you pre-order it, so it's definitely a double edged sword.

You can find more about App Store pre-ordering from Apple's official website.

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