The Apple Store app has given you a way to shop on the online Apple Store, but up until now it's been strictly for the iPhone. Now Apple has released an app that runs natively on the iPad. This isn't just the iPhone app made bigger - it's a completely new app with features specific to the iPad version, like bigger images and interactive elements to help you select the product that's right for you. You can find items exclusive to the Apple Store, compare products in similar categories and enable pickup at any Apple retail store location.
All told, it's an impressive-looking app that really uses the iPad to its full potential - looks like it's been worth the wait. And, of course, it's just in time for the holiday buying season.
The Apple Store for iPad app seems to have launched in the United States initially. It took the original Apple Store for iPhone app roughly 11 month to begin rolling out internationally. Hopefully the iPad version will go faster.
Have you purchased products through the Apple Store iPhone app before? Are you more likely to now that there's an iPad app?