iPhone 4G and iPad 3G: New social-networking store planned

Some very interesting news for Apple fans now, as the company has filed yet another patent, this time exploring a ‘social-networking’ revamp for their online stores.

As reported from Apple Insider, Apple are looking into the possibility of adding a much more user-friendly approach to shopping online, as they feel that their online shoppers may not get the benefits that they would in a physical store.

To counter this, Apple has filed a new patent called “Enhancing Online Shopping Atmosphere,” which will add social elements, to enhance the user’s shopping experience.

For example, a user shopping for the new iPhone or iPad 3G tablet could be greeted with ‘human-shaped’ icons which will pop up on screen, advising him or her what is popular on the website at the moment.

Other changes include added statstics, showing users how many times a particular product had been viewed that day, and also live referrals to sections of the Apple store which users are currently shopping in.

Judging by the included patent images over at Apple Insider, this looks like another great idea by Apple. Have a look at the images for yourself, and then let us know your thoughts on this idea.

Would you welcome the changes or not?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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