iTunes Preview Now Lets You Check Out iPhone Apps in a Browser

Very quietly, Apple has expanded iTunes' web presence: Now you can preview iPhone and iPod touch apps in your browser, without opening iTunes, which we saw last November for music.

It allows you to click on an App Store link and be taken to a website showing the app's details, so you know what to expect before downloading. A picture, description, price, rating, reviews and screenshots are included in the app profile, but in order to download it you will have to revert back to the App Store.

While it won't change your life yet, it's certainly a more intuitive way to browse apps, and points even more directly at a near-future where the entire iTunes experience is available in a browser, no matter where you are. [TechCrunch]