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Apple Supposedly Adding Build-to-Order Mac Options to Apple Store iOS App

Posted by zduncan | Posted in Computer | Posted on 21-05-2011

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Apple Online Store A new report about Apple is claiming that the company is planning on updating the “Apple Store” retail app  on iOS to include support for build-to-order Mac purchases during a complete retail overhaul.

According to sources at MacRumors, Apple is planning on revamping the Apple Store application for iOS  devices along with other upgrades planned for Apple’s online and build-to-order retail operations.  Sources have indicated that this new updated app will arrive on Sunday and come with “full support for customizing build-to-order Macs” identical to the wide range of options currently available on the Apple online store.

The current Apple Store app only supports stock configurations as well as a few options like AppleCare and One to One. After the update, Apple customers will supposedly be able to customize their processor, memory, hard drive and other hardware options for each Apple mode. Customers will even be able to get select software titles for reinstallation.

Apple has also planned a series of major updates to both the online procedures as well as the in-store procedures. These are also supposed to take place on Sunday, May 22, 2o11. Apple took the order status feature on its website offline on Friday and is set to bring it back online in order to update the systems.

In addition to that, Apple has also begun amassing iPads that will run an updated version of Apple’s in-house RetailMe software and will be distributing these iPads to retail employees. Retail stores for Apple will also hold early morning and evening meetings that are mandatory for employees. These meetings will be held in order to implement the changes set for Sunday.

Apple released the first retail store application for iOS back in June which allowed customers to browse and purchase Apple products and accessories. It also helped customers stay up to date with in-store events and also allowed them to make appointments for Genius Bar and One to One.

Apple also updated the Apple Store app to allow customers to check in for appointments while at Apple retail locations. Apple has also reportedly developed an internal Concierge application for iOS which allows retail employees to manage queues as well as appointments.

Source: AppleInsider – Apple to add build-to-order Mac options to ‘Apple Store’ iOS app

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