UPDATE 3/3/12: A quick follow-up to this post. I found out today that this app will not run on iPhone’s earlier than the 3GS. My wife is using my old iPhone 3G and when she tried to install it on her phone, she got an error saying it won’t run on her device. A quick look at the iTunes entry for MLB.com At Bat shows:
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
That rules out her phone. I’m dissapointed that they couldn’t support older hardware. I suppose they want to take advantage of AirPlay (which they do) and the API for AirPlay must not support the iPhone 3G. Ah well.
As of 9:11AM, MLB.com At Bat is available in the iOS App Store. (Can you tell if I am excited?)
The app starts up displaying the MLB.com At Bat splash screen:
Followed quickly by the in-app purchase screen:
This screen presents the user with the choice of purchasing a $14.99 season or a $2.99 monthly subscription to the Gameday, Live Radio, In-Game Highlights, etc… subscription, using the “Lite” version of the app, linking the MLB.TV subscription purchased on the MLB.com website to the app, or restoring a previous in-app purchase.
The top half of the screen rotates through 5 screens describing the benefits of the $2.99/$14.99 subscription.
After making my in-app purchase for the full season, and a short delay, I was presented with a screen to pick my favorite teams. I was then presented with, wait for it…
I then selected Scoreboard and see that there is a game today at 12:05PM CST; The Florida State University Seminoles vs. The Philadelphia Phillies!
Boy am I looking forward to this years baseball season!
Oh, I also installed the app on my iPad and used the Restore button to activate the full app on my iPad. So, as long as you use the same AppleID for your iDevices, you will be able to activate MLB.com.
Happy MLB’ing guys!