The feature has been discovered by an Apple testing Reddit user, who states that the new code allows users to access onto the App Store to download free apps without the now familiar password request. This will simplify the downloading experience no end and will make the App Store’s functionality similar to Google’s Play Store.
The feature will be called “unlocked downloading” and will work for all new “Free” downloads as well as any old (paid and free) downloads that the user has made on their iTunes account – via iTunes, or via an iOS device.
Additionally, users will now be able to stay within the App Store when they elect to download an app instead of being forced back to the homescreen of the device while it downloads, which is very akin to Android’s Play Store.
However, if you like the uber security of adding in the password every time you download, Apple will still allow you to do this by simply raising up your device’s inbuilt security restrictions.