Today Apple has updated the Apple Store app to version 5.12, bringing along a totally updated UI on iPad. The new design takes advantage of the sidebars presented in iPadOS 14 the previous summer. Apple has made various different changes to the app too including updates to Today at Apple sessions and the iPad shopping experience.
As a matter of first importance, the new design has a sidebar on the left side of the screen that you can decide to hide or show. It works actually like other iPad apps in iPadOS 14 like the new Music and Photos apps. Apple has added a new dedicated “Recent Orders” category in the sidebar to rapidly get to your Apple Store orders also. The entirety of the categories that already were just depicted as a grid are likewise accessible in the sidebar for fast access.
On top of the new design, Apple has added the ability to “seamlessly add a keyboard or Apple Pencil when shopping for your iPad.” This alternative presently shows up in the configuration tool when selecting the size and storage capacity of an iPad, similar as it does on the web right now.
Apple has likewise said that they are presenting new virtual Today at Apple sessions so you can “learn everything from the basics to ways to stay productive.” This new version of the Apple Store app is currently accessible on the App Store, and as usual, it’s free.