You'll Soon Be Able to Pre-Order iOS and Mac Apps

Once your app is released, customers will be notified and your app will automatically download to their device. It could be another way for bigger app makers to dominate search ads, using three-month pre-order campaigns that smaller competitors can't afford.

Apple has chose to change that by allowing developers to put their apps up for pre-order so long as the app will launch within 90 days.

Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said in an email that the MyEtherWallet app had been removed from the App store.

For paid apps, customers will be charged before the software is downloaded, while freemium apps will naturally be downloaded free of charge.

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From the homepage, click My Apps, select the app, and select Pricing and Availability in the left column. The application store now allows users to pre-order apps built for iOS, macOS, and tvOS. Then submit the app for review and once accepted you can make your pre-order page go live.

There are a few interesting elements to the pre-order process that are worth highlighting.

Apple shared the news on the iTunes Connect Resources and Help page on Monday, walking developers through the steps they will need to take if they want to opt-in to pre-orders for their apps. Meanwhile, customers shouldn't worry about possible price hikes between an app's pre-order opener and availability commencement. No similar section has been added to the Mac App Store or Apple TV App Store.

  • Desiree Holland