What you need to know
- The Apple Store app now works in Dark Mode.
- Support stretches across iPhone and iPad.
- Dark Mode was added to iOS in September 2019.
After months and months of waiting Apple has now brought Dark Mode to the Apple Store app on both iPhone and iPad. Apple wanted third-party developers to do the same thing in September 2019. It's now May 2020.
Apple's release notes don't tell us a great deal about what else went into the update beyond the obligatory bug fixes and "enhancements".
- Browse, buy and explore in Dark Mode, a dramatic new look that seamlessly integrates into the app
- Various bug fixes and enhancements
The new update is available for download from the App Store (opens in new tab) for free, now.
Apple first added Dark Mode to iPhone and iPad in September of 2019 amid other changes in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Developers have been steadily adding support for the feature ever since and few would have expected it to take quite this long for Apple to get around to its own Apple Store app.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
Great update, such a shame that with this update you can only use your iCloud account for the Apple Store app, instead of the Apple ID
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