Freeware In Shareware’s Clothing: App Store’s “Try Before You Buy” Section

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Users of the Android Market are probably aware that you can actually buy and try an app for 24 hours, then return it for a refund.

Now iDevice users are getting a similar service — sort of. 

The App Store has added a "Try Before You Buy" section…which, on closer examination, is just the same free/lite versions of apps they've always carried, just grouped together in their own section.  There's still no "true" return policy for purchasing full-blown apps — which explains why app developers have been offering their own trial versions along with the full-blown for-pay app.

Link to that section in iTunes is here.

Caveat emptor, kids.