Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Archive > Wasteland

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 4, 2013, 10:33 AM   #1
tomietie
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Lightbulb Free apps? glitch in the app store?

A few days ago, I read something about refunds in iTunes. I tried it out with a game and I got my money back, but I didn't remove the app. I did it twice; I got my money back in iTunes without deleting the apps.

Maybe this is some sort of glitch in iTunes? dunno, but I like it
tomietie is offline   0
Old Feb 4, 2013, 10:55 AM   #2
FSMBP
macrumors 68020
 
FSMBP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomietie View Post
A few days ago, I read something about refunds in iTunes. I tried it out with a game and I got my money back, but I didn't remove the app. I did it twice; I got my money back in iTunes without deleting the apps.

Maybe this is some sort of glitch in iTunes? dunno, but I like it
Yeah, fraud is awesome. Good luck with that.
__________________
Still don't get why I can't save a Word File from an email on my iPhone without some third-party app.
FSMBP is offline   7
Old Feb 4, 2013, 11:09 AM   #3
tomietie
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by FSMBP View Post
Yeah, fraud is awesome. Good luck with that.
fraud? You think this is illegal? .... I mean, it's their fault
tomietie is offline   0
Old Feb 4, 2013, 11:12 AM   #4
chrfr
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomietie View Post
fraud? You think this is illegal? .... I mean, it's their fault
No it's not "their fault", you're stealing.
chrfr is offline   3
Old Feb 4, 2013, 11:36 AM   #5
FSMBP
macrumors 68020
 
FSMBP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomietie View Post
fraud? You think this is illegal? .... I mean, it's their fault
Whatever helps you sleep at night. You realize you're cheating Apple and the Developer right?
__________________
Still don't get why I can't save a Word File from an email on my iPhone without some third-party app.
FSMBP is offline   6
Old Feb 4, 2013, 11:41 AM   #6
madsci954
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomietie View Post
fraud? You think this is illegal? .... I mean, it's their fault
Yes, its fraud. What you should have done was delete the apps and reported this to Apple.
madsci954 is offline   0
Old Feb 4, 2013, 11:43 AM   #7
rgctx
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomietie View Post
A few days ago, I read something about refunds in iTunes. I tried it out with a game and I got my money back, but I didn't remove the app. I did it twice; I got my money back in iTunes without deleting the apps.

Maybe this is some sort of glitch in iTunes? dunno, but I like it
When you download a new APP or update a existing app, your "Free" app will remove itself. You haven't re-connected with the App Store which is why its still there.
rgctx is offline   0
Old Feb 4, 2013, 11:58 AM   #8
Shrink
macrumors Demi-God
 
Shrink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New England, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomietie View Post
fraud? You think this is illegal? .... I mean, it's their fault
And if a store cashier gave you too much change, or a bank teller gave you too much money, you'd keep it. I mean, it's their fault!

Repulsive rationalization at it's best.
__________________
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. -- Albert Einstein
Shrink is offline   3
Old Feb 4, 2013, 12:21 PM   #9
Rocko1
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrink View Post
And if a store cashier gave you too much change, or a bank teller gave you too much money, you'd keep it. I mean, it's their fault!

Repulsive rationalization at it's best.
Yep. He probably downloads movies and music illegally too because they charge to much for it, so it should be free.
Rocko1 is offline   3
Old Feb 4, 2013, 01:15 PM   #10
lelisa13p
macrumors 68000
 
lelisa13p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Whether you're stealing or not doesn't depend on getting caught. It's still theft.
__________________
Experience is what you get when you thought you were getting something else.
lelisa13p is offline   0
Old Feb 4, 2013, 01:27 PM   #11
tomietie
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
I asked for a refund for a reason; the apps weren't working properly, so I might as well delete them. Does that make things right again?

And BTW, I'm not really stealing, I'm just taking advantage of a 'leak'. If you jailbreak you idevice, you do the same thing. And jailbreaking is legal.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrink View Post
And if a store cashier gave you too much change, or a bank teller gave you too much money, you'd keep it. I mean, it's their fault!

Repulsive rationalization at it's best.
true dat
tomietie is offline   0
Old Feb 4, 2013, 01:30 PM   #12
lelisa13p
macrumors 68000
 
lelisa13p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomietie View Post
A few days ago, I read something about refunds in iTunes. I tried it out with a game and I got my money back, but I didn't remove the app. I did it twice; I got my money back in iTunes without deleting the apps.

Maybe this is some sort of glitch in iTunes? dunno, but I like it
Your initial post was all full of glee about getting refunded and still keeping the apps - twice. What do you expect readers to think?
__________________
Experience is what you get when you thought you were getting something else.
lelisa13p is offline   2
Old Feb 4, 2013, 01:41 PM   #13
cambookpro
macrumors 601
 
cambookpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Berks, England
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomietie View Post
I asked for a refund for a reason; the apps weren't working properly, so I might as well delete them. Does that make things right again?

And BTW, I'm not really stealing, I'm just taking advantage of a 'leak'. If you jailbreak you idevice, you do the same thing. And jailbreaking is legal.

----------

true dat
Jailbreaking isn't illegal, but stealing copyrighted work is...
__________________
MacBook Pro | iPhone 6 Plus | iPad Air | Apple TV
cambookpro is offline   0
Old Feb 4, 2013, 02:10 PM   #14
tomietie
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by cambookpro View Post
Jailbreaking isn't illegal, but stealing copyrighted work is...
I wouldn't call it stealing, since I paid for it

Basically, what shrink said, It's like a cashier giving you too much money, it's not really stealing, it's just not nice to do. Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world, worth billions of dollars, I don't think they would mind those few dollars, a cashier would, because a cashier would actually get in trouble for it

Last edited by tomietie; Feb 4, 2013 at 02:15 PM.
tomietie is offline   0
Old Feb 4, 2013, 02:20 PM   #15
Agent-P
macrumors 68020
 
Agent-P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomietie View Post
Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world, worth billions of dollars, I don't think they would mind those few dollars, a cashier would, because a cashier would actually get in trouble for it
Exactly. So you're really just screwing over the developers, not Apple.
__________________
I have a dream that one day iOS users, Android users, and Windows Phone users will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
Agent-P is offline   2


Closed Thread
MacRumors Forums > Archive > Wasteland

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free mp3 download apps removed from app store? tibetanterrier iOS 7 16 Jul 9, 2014 06:42 PM
iWork Apps no longer free on 5s in App Store? erthquake iPhone and iPod touch Apps 2 Oct 25, 2013 09:01 AM
Several Top Apps Go Free Ahead of App Store's Fifth Anniversary [Updated] MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 76 Jul 9, 2013 03:01 PM
iPhone: App Store asking my password to download free apps iRock1 iOS 6 11 Jan 27, 2013 08:50 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC