Apple is refunding users who recently bought iOS automation app Workflow

Apple is refunding users who recently bought iOS automation app Workflow

At the end of last month, Apple acquired iOS automation and productivity app Workflow, along with the development team behind it for an undisclosed sum, and promised to make the once-paid app free for everyone on the App Store.

In a gracious turn of events, however, the Cupertino, CA-based tech giant has also decided to issue refunds to those who have purchased the Workflow app in the weeks before the Macrch acquisition.

Apple yesterday began sending emails to customers eligible for a refund, albeit without mention as to what constitutes as eligible time-wise. The email simply states that those who “recently” purchased Workflow will be getting a refund.

Here is a copy of one such email, published by MacRumors:


If you are not familiar with Workflow, it is, in short, a personal automation tool that lets you combine actions via a drag and drop interface to create “workflows” of actions on your iOS device. For example, you could set up a Workflow widget with a handful of buttons that let you perform complicated actions (like playing a certain playlist or getting directions to a certain place) with a single tap.

If you own an iOS device, you should really give Workflow a try (if you haven't already).

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5 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

Apple did this before: after Apple's own apps went for free with iOS 7, Apple refunded money I paid for iMovie, Pages/Numbers, and GarageBand. Google never refunded for WorldLens after they bought it - I know they don't have to, but similar situation different outcome.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I think you mean Word Lens ;) But you are right, this is a nice gesture from Apple

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Word Lens was free, with IAPs for each language pack ($3 each) Google didn't give refunds, but they made all 6 of the language packs free for everyone Which IMO is an equally nice gesture (unless someone bough 4 or more packs)

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Btw it is weird that they refunded Pages/Numbers but still can be found in the Appstore for 9.99 each

5. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Also Garageband and iMovie can be found for 4.99 each. I think only free for the newer iDevices, I guess iPhone 6 and above.

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