During this year’s WWDC, Apple made several announcements related to iOS, OS X and the App Store that targeted both regular device users and app developers. One of the new Apple Store features introduced at the event was something called app bundles that promises developers they’ll be able to bundle together multiple apps and sell these special packages to iOS users when iOS 8 arrives. The bundles will offer users cheaper access to apps: each bundle will be more expensive than the individual prices of the apps in it, but cheaper for the user than buying each included app separately. Now, these app bundles are finally live in the App Store.
Even though the App Store feature was enabled only after iOS 8 was released, users can also purchase bundles from either iTunes on a computer and devices still running iOS 7.
Purchasing bundles is really easy, and works just like any other regular app purchase from the App Store. Interestingly, if you already own one of the apps included in a bundle, you’ll be able to purchase the remaining ones for a special price, lower than the bundle’s original price.
In addition to purchasing bundles for yourself, you can also gift them to friends and family that have iOS devices, just like with any other apps.
Currently, Apple has already listed several bundles on the App Store, including App Bundles, Game Bundles and Kids Bundles, as seen in the image above (links available in the source section below).