A year ago you may have had a phone that was capable of running more than just its phone apps. The new releases from Apple have gone a long way to making sure this isn’t the case any longer. If you use apps daily or even occasionally you’ve likely noticed that your phone is constantly being loaded with new apps.
A lot of these new apps are so simple that you may not even need more than the stock applications on your phone to get the job done. The new versions of the stock iOS apps are available for free on the Apple app store, and you can get them by going to an Apple store or buying them in the App store.
Unfortunately the only apps that Apple actually provides at this time are the stock apps for the iPhone and iPad. There are a few other smaller apps that are available, but the bulk of the new apps Apple released were for the iPhone and iPad.
The old apps were limited to specific iOS devices, and the new ones are universal. So if you have an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can use this same app to do almost any work you need to do. The apps themselves are a lot faster, but you have to pay for the same apps from the App store (or buy them in the App store).
It’s interesting to note that almost all the new apps were developed by Apple in their hometown of Cupertino, California, and not by their developer, Google. Google’s new apps are still available, and are much slower. The apps we bought from the App store were from our favorite developer, Aardvark, which is based in the same town as Google.
Apple has been trying to get developers to use their App Store for their apps and also for their games. While a lot of developers are happy to use their App Store for their games, they have no interest in using it for their apps because it is just too expensive. That is, until this week when Apple has removed the app store from their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is still possible to download apps from the App store, but you have to pay for them.
It is possible that Apple will continue to allow developers to use their App Store for their games, but they will probably do something different with their app store to keep it from being too similar to Google’s App store. We don’t know, but that’s a good thing for developers.
I remember when I downloaded some apps from the App store for my iPod touch and they didn’t show up on the iPod touch because I had the “free” option set to “don’t use” (and that was a bad move). I would have to pay for them. Now that I’m on my iPhone, it seems that Apple has removed those apps from the iPhone store completely.
The App Store is very different from the iTunes Store. The App Store is for apps that are not for sale to the general public. So the apps that appear on the iPhone store are mostly for the people who use the iPhone and only make sense at a very basic level. The iPhone store is for apps made for the iPhone. So if you have an iPhone and you like one of those apps, then you can download it and it will show on the iPhone.
It’s not surprising that Apple decided to remove these apps.