You won't be charged for the app until the day it's released for download, and you can cancel the preorder until the release date.
IPhone maker Apple Inc said on Monday it had removed a paid iOS application from its App Store after MyEtherWallet, a free service for storing digital currencies, complained that the program was improperly using its name. You might remember a year ago when Super Mario Run appeared on the App Store weeks before its launch with an option to remind customers when it was available to download.
One of the key benefits to developers is the ability to gauge app pricing during the pre-order phase.
You can find more about App Store pre-ordering from Apple's official website.
In addition to offering apps for pre-orders, Apple will report pre-orders as part of the Sales and Trends section of iTunes Connect.More news: Neymar sends Real Madrid prediction to Lionel Messi after Champions League draw
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On the consumer side, anyone who places a pre-order will get a launch notification when it finally hits shelves, and the app itself will then be downloaded automatically.
There are a few interesting elements to the pre-order process that are worth highlighting.
It was the first app on the App Store that you could pre-order before it became officially available, but now any developer can take advantage of the same hype generating marketing plot.
Devs should keep in mind they can't put an app up for pre-order more than 90 days in advance of a commercial rollout, or with a shorter than 48 hours notice.