Rumor: Apple Store coming to App Store Tuesday

Rumors are swirling around the Web that Apple plans to unveil a new application for its App Store that will allow customers to view and purchase products from its Apple Store.

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Is the Apple Store coming to an App Store near you? Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Those looking to buy Macs or an Apple TV from an iPhone might soon be in luck.

Apple is planning to launch an Apple Store application for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, according to the Boy Genius Report and MacRumors. Citing only "sources," the publications claim the app will be available for free, launch on Tuesday, and allow consumers to purchase products from their mobile devices. The sources say consumers will also be able to use the app to make Genius Bar appointments and browse the company's entire listing of products.

So far, details on the new application are scant, and Apple has not said a word about the possibility of such an application making its way to its App Store. So, at this point, consider this just a rumor until Apple either confirms or denies its existence.

Apple did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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