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AppStore now available in desktop iTunes -- with some trickery

AppStore now available in desktop iTunes -- with some trickery

Although Apple has not yet updated the iTunes Store front page to link directly to the desktop version of the iPhone AppStore, it can still be accessed with a little trickery. To access the desktop AppStore, follow these steps:

  • Download and install iTunes 7.7, if you haven't already
  • Click on the iTunes Store in the left-hand pane
  • Search for current iPhone application, such as "Super Monkey Ball"
  • Click small grey arrow next to Super Monkey Ball in the search results to go to the app's download page
  • In the top navigation bar in iTunes, click "AppStore"

The main AppStore page will appear, and you can buy and download applications then sync them to your iPhone/iPod touch.

As noted by a commenter below, there's another method:

"go up to Preferences, under the General tab click to show the 'Applications' item in your menu, and then hit 'OK.' From 'Applications' in the left hand side is a link to ?Get More Applications? which will take you right to the store front."