Refunded apps can no longer be updated or reinstalled from the Apple App Store

Refunded apps can no longer be updated or reinstalled from the Apple App Store
It seems strange, but Apple used to allow people who received a refund for a paid app, to continue to reinstall and update it. Obviously, this doesn't seem to make sense. After all, isn't that like getting a paid app for free? Apple has finally put an end to this and now those who try to reinstall, or update an app for which they have already received a refund, will see an error message. The error message for an update says that it is not available because the app is owned by another user, or was refunded/canceled.

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.


source: @macguitar via MacRumors

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