Maybe the most exciting and compelling thing about iOS devcies--the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad--are their ability run the huge variety of apps available in the App Store. From photography to free music, from games to social networking, from cooking to running, the App Store has an app--probably dozens of apps, really!--for everyone.
Using the App Store isn't too different from using the iTunes Store (and just like with iTunes, you can also download apps on your iOS device using the App Store app), but there are a few key differences.
In order to use apps and the App Store, you'll need:
- An iPhone 3G or higher, a 2nd generation iPod touch or higher, or any iPad model
- iTunes 7.7 or higher (though it's always best to have the newest version your computer can run)
- iOS 2.0 or higher (again, the newer the better)
- An iTunes account
With those requirements met, launch the iTunes program on your desktop or laptop, if it's not already running. In the top right corner, there's a button labeled iTunes Store. Click it. This, not surprisingly will take you to the iTunes Store, which the App Store is part of.