Self Serve at the Apple Store

During the long weekend, my wife had to buy a new pair of earphones and found out that the Apple Store in Hornsby had them in stock. We paid a visit to complete this fairly straightforward transaction.

Anyway, we found out that you can actual serve yourself using the Apple Store app found in the App Store. Using this app, you can scan the barcode of the product you want to buy, pay for it electronically using the credit card associated with your iTunes account and receive an electronic receipt. Your purchase will also be linked to your iTunes account. The only thing this app won’t do for you is give you a bag – you’ll still need to see a member of staff to get one of those if you want one.

The Apple Store app is available as an iPhone optimised version at present which means if you use it on your iPad whilst in store then it will either need to be scaled up or you’ll have to leave it at its native size when using it. You can also use an iPod touch but you’ll have to use the in-store W-Fi.

One thing to bear in mind, you’ll need to verify the security code on your credit card the first time you check out just to make sure that it’s you making a purchase.

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