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Apple brought pre-orders to App Store

Apple brought pre-orders to App Store

Apple's all-new App Store, redesigned from the ground up for an iOS 11 update that doesn't appear to be catching on quite as quickly as previous platform releases, is finally getting a pre-order feature. Now, all developers can do something similar by offering their apps for pre-order. Now any app developer can "build excitement" for their app by publishing the product page for an app anywhere from 2 to 90 days before launch. Apple notifies you when the app you've preordered is available for download and automatically downloads it to your device within 24 hours.

For paid apps, customers will be charged before the software is downloaded, while freemium apps will naturally be downloaded free of charge. Then select price and availability in the left column.

As an end user, buying apps via pre-order seems to make little sense because there is no guarantee that an app will turn out the way you thought.

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You won't be charged for the app until the day it's released for download, and you can cancel the preorder until the release date.

The pre-order feature was first announced on Apple's iTunes Connect support site and discovered yesterday by MacStories. Apple has also included an FAQ with further information about the pre-order process.

In addition, Apple has added a "Pre-Orders" section to the Games tab of the App Store, which now includes five games.

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