Refunded apps can no longer be updated or reinstalled from the Apple App Store
Apple does not have a straightforward way to get a refund on a paid app. But if iOS users "Report a problem" with a purchased app, one of the options is a refund.
This opening has now been slammed shut by Apple. There is no word on how much money developers refunded over the years to users of an app, who then reinstalled and updated it as though they never received the refund in the first place. It doesn't seem that you could, or even should, blame Apple for getting rid of an opening like this, which should have been hammered shut a long time ago.
Apple closes the window on free paid apps for iOS users
source: @macguitar via MacRumors
3. WinDroid (Posts: 77; Member since: 20 May 2014)
Welp time to switch over to Android, you can make a copy of your apps (No BS Digital DRM) and just reinstall whenever you want just by ticking a box in settings.
6. nlbates66 (Posts: 314; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
sounds like a great way to make developers hate you.... :/
7. vincelongman (Posts: 1710; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Yea, apps are just a few dollars, dont be cheap, support the devs.
If you don't like the app just get a refund
iOS/Android would be nothing without the app devs
11. AfterShock (Posts: 2984; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Kind of suspect we have witnessed the rebirth of a troll with the one you're replying to.
First post advocates pirating.
13. sprockkets (Posts: 1362; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Wrong. Any paid apps cannot be duplicated - they in fact are drmed.
Making a copy of your apps is possible but not really straightforward.
4. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wow, I wish my wife knew about this as she has the iPad Mini 2 and 5C...
5. mturby (unregistered)
in other words: take ur fu**** $ back and don't ever buy around here u ungrateful ios user.
12. tacarat (Posts: 215; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)
That's only if they don't give back the purchase option.
8. lyndon420 (Posts: 1786; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Marriage licenses should come with a refund option :-)
10. Scott93274 (Posts: 1353; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
This seems like an odd thing for Apple to have left open up to this point. Well, I don't blame them for fixing it.
14. kopkiwi (Posts: 39; Member since: 31 May 2013)
And this is why I love the 15 minute refund window with Android. Long enough to try and decide if you want to keep it.