"Try Before You Buy" in the App Store

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    Apple seems to be adding to and changing up their App Store's featured sections quite frequently. Today Apple added a new section dedicated to promoting free applications on the App Store. One of the subsections of this new feature is "Try Before You Buy." This section features many of the popular "free" or "lite" editions of apps, but the section title is what makes this all interesting. There is a common phrase going around when it comes to app piracy, and that is "trying before buying." Many people claim they pirate apps to do just that and claim Apple does not offer app trials. Well, Apple and others feel that's false due to the multitude of "lite" editions on the App Store. Apple pushes that belief with this new section as they are promoting "trying before buying" without pirating.

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    Seriously? cool.
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    its not the full version
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    b-mac 39 Well-Known Member

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    Oops. I misread that. Fixing now.
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    well its a step to stop piracy, but i dont think people who get apps to "try them" really just use them to try them.
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    I know. Personally, I think that [PIRACY]us (or however you pirate apps now; I have no idea because I don't pirate) should just allow you to download the full app, but only allow you to use it for 48 hours. It would also keep track of which apps you have and have not downloaded, so you couldn't just delete it and download again after 48 hours.
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    I don't see the big deal. All it is all (Or many) of the lite versions of apps put together. It's not really anything new, just a new area to see them all easier. It's unlike Android where you can actually try the full version, then return it within 24 hours (correct me if I am wrong).
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    Thats what the lite version is for.
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    I know, but it's not the full version, unlike Android, which is what I was trying to point out.

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