Apple Updates its Apple Store App With Better Log-In Security
Version 3.3 of the iOS Apple Store app includes a two-step verification process for log-ins to bolster security for customers.Apple increased log-in security for its Apple Store iOS app by now offering two-step verification for log-ins when users enable it on their iPads, iPhone and iPod Touch devices. Apple posted the updated Apple Store iOS app, version 3.3, online on May 21 as a free 22.3MB download and is compatible with iOS 7 and later operating systems on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices, according to the company. The app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (both pictured) and works with an Apple Watch when used with an iPhone. The updated two-step verification requires users to enter a password and a secondary verification code to log in to the Apple Store through the mobile app. The verification code is sent to a trusted device by the system, according to reports. The new app version also allows customers to use Touch ID to view orders, access EasyPay receipts and make reservations at an Apple Store, according to the app's release notes. The Apple Store app is available for use in Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, New Zealand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Portugal, according to Apple.
The app allows customers to shop for Apple products and accessories and have them delivered to their homes or set up pickup arrangements in an Apple Store, while also providing reviews on hundreds of accessories. Customers can even start an order using one compatible device and finish it on another compatible device, if desired.