The final version of iOS 8 download links are made available via OTA and direct links for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices last night, of course, only for compatible iOS smartphones, tablets. Apple in the other hand also debuted App Store bundles with iOS 8 release, which allows developers to offer groups of applications to users at a discount.
iOS 8 App bundles however are being advertized front and center in the App Store, and are currency stored into three categories; Apps, Games and Kids. Currently, the bundles on offer contain between two and nine apps, all with groups of three and four being the most common. Just by clicking on any bundle icon, it display a sheet with links to each individual app, plus the combined pricing and the price before discount as well. Now, with one purchase, the iOS users will receive all the individual apps.
Current bundles include one from Readdle, which includes PDF Expert 5, Printer Pro, Scanner Pro and Calendars 5. The Pixite Photo Kit contains, Union, Matter, Fragment, Tangent and LoryStripes – all of which costs Rs. 120 individually. But offered for the combined price for RS. 450.
Discounts will be more significant, though, a collection of three classical music apps from Touch Press would cost you Rs. 2,370 single, but when you’re been offered in a bundle at Rs. 1,550, respectively.
Now, the iOS 8 game bundles. It includes a complication of Where’s MyWater, Where’s My Mickey and Where’s My Perry, all from Disney for Rs. 300, discounted from Rs.500. Like that the below goes discounted as well.
Atypical Games’ Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders and Sky Gamblers: Cold War are available for Rs. 370 when purchased together, as opposed to Rs. 300 each. Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5: Blackout and Gangstar Vegas will cost Rs. 490 rather than Rs. 420 and Rs. 190 respectively.
As per the Apple’s documentation, App developers can only offer bundles if their price is lower than the sum of the cost of the individual apps. Up to 10 apps, the developers may include in a bundle, and the catch here is, that, only three bundles at any time the app can be appeared. Bundles will only contain apps that are also available individually, if in case of Kids apps, which fall into multiple age rating bands, the highest age rating will apply to the entire bundle.
As of now, the App Store in iOS 8 has received a minor enhancement with new Explorer tab that highlights popular apps across categories, and video demoes in app descriptions. Apple has also started highlighting apps which use its new Meta Framework for 3D graphics programming as “Enhanced by Metal”.
Stay tuned to grab more news regarding iOS 8 guide and app bundles that offer discounts and App Store overhaul and something like that.
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