Search filters have been added to the iPad App Store, eagle-eyed users have spotted.

Macstories reports that when searching the App Store from an iPad you will now see five filter pop up to aid you in your search.

The filters - category, release date, rating, price and device - appear at the top of the screen and popovers let you adjust the filter settings or clear them all.

The most interesting thing about the search filters is that they aren't in the Mac App Store and you don't see them when searching the App Store from your iPhone or iPod touch, though given the limited screen size of the latter two that isn't a great surprise.

The change has, though, been made to the App Store itself so iPad users don't need to apply an update.