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Chomp influence seen in iOS App Store update

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Friday, August 31, 2012
News Categories: iPad, iPhone, Apps + Games, iPod

Overnight, Apple unveiled some major changes to the iOS 6 beta version of the App Store, and the tweaks seem to be heavily inspired by Chomp. Chomp, a search and app discovery startup, was acquired by Apple earlier this year.


The new Chomp-inspired App Store search features a considerably larger tile-based display of results, making comparatively poor use of both small and large iOS device screens, a point that has already inspired complaints from some App Store developers. Notably, the redesigned App Store features remain in beta form and subject to considerable change before iOS 6 is released next month. In other updates to the App Store, Genius and Purchased sections have been added, and the iTunes Store has been updated to again include a Podcast search function. [via MacRumors]

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Well, this would explain (I think) all the issues I had with downloading apps and updates last night and this morning. Anyone else experience issues? Mine were specifically on the iPhone 4S with 6.0 beta 4.

Posted by Bob Reck in Baltimore, MD on August 31, 2012 at 7:42 AM (PDT)

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