Apple Store app adds Siri Shortcuts for iPhone XR preordering

Apple has updated its Apple Store iOS app, adding support for Siri Shortcuts for users in the U.S. pre-order the iPhone XR when it launches later this month. The feature is only available to members of the iPhone Upgrade Program, but will allow users to record their own voice command, such as “pre-order my iPhone,” after completing the pre-approval process, and then when pre-orders open, they can simply issue the voice command to pull up the pre-approval in the app to quickly complete the order. Outside of the U.S., the release notes for the latest version simply say that it offers “various improvements and performance enhancements” although these also appear to include optimizations for the new Apple Watch Series 4. [via 9to5Mac]

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