Apple's US online store has introduced an enhanced search facility.

Search results are now displayed in an easy to read format including shipping details, and can be sorted by Best Match, Lowest Price, Highest Price, or Name.

It is also possible to refine a search by price, by category, or by manufacturer.

A Less Detail option makes search results appear as text only.

Apple is inviting customers to fill in a form to report their experience of the new facility.

It is likely that the UK store will also get a search revamp, but the timing has not been confirmed. The current search facility on the UK store is far from perfect; a search for iPod brings up eMac, iBook, G5, iMac and PowerBook before the iPod itself.