Apple has made a subtle change to its App Store app for the iPad today, but subtle though it may be, it makes navigating the store a much nicer, and much faster, experience.
The company has done away with the arrows that were previously used for navigating between a number of pages, allowing you instead to swipe through them — a much more fitting way of navigating through an iOS app.
The change is most apparent when viewing the ‘New and Noteworthy’ and ‘Staff Favorites’ sections, and when making a search that returns a large number of results. You can also find it when viewing apps by release date.
Again, it’s a very minor change, but one that makes viewing a number of pages a great deal faster. For anyone who’s had to use those arrows, they’ll appreciate how much of a difference this subtle tweak will make.
As things currently stand, those horrible arrow buttons are still present in the ‘Purchased’ section of the iPad App Store, but we’re expecting them to disappear very soon.