We’re getting a lot of interesting news regarding the iOS 5 App Store app that’ll pique any Apple fan’s interest.
As the title says, it seems that the App Store is currently allowing some users running the iOS betas to update their apps from the update tab without leaving the App Store. Basically, you’ll no longer be yanked out of the App Store screen and into your home screen to watch your apps update. Now you can continue scouring the App Store while your apps update in the background. This make perfect sense as most users usually go to the App Store to search and download apps, and not primarily to update their existing ones.
This new feature may suggest that Apple is finally planning to let users download multiple apps at once, without ever leaving the App Store. Presently, after you select the app you want to download, you are redirected out of the App Store and to the home screen where your app is being downloaded. This is great for downloading one app, but when you want to go all out and download a bunch (like we usually do) you have to re-enter the app store each time. The ability to queue app downloads would make the overall downloading experience much more streamlined too.
Hopefully, we’ll see more updates soon – in the meantime we’re all just as slow as snails when downloading apps.