Fix for App Store and Passbook "Can't Connect to iTunes Store" Error

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    After the iOS 6 update today, many have found that they've had problems connecting to the App Store. Some may have had trouble updating apps, while others are unable to view Passbook apps when connecting from the Passbook application.

    One reader spotted a solution from Apple's support forums that shows how to get around the issue:
    After switching the date, we were able to successfully connect to the Passbook section in the App Store. A few other readers also reported success with this technique.

    Article Link: Fix for App Store and Passbook "Can't Connect to iTunes Store" Error
     
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    Don't sweat the technique.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    worked fine for me out of the box with no need for such shanigans
     
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    ghsNick

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    Boom! Finally. I guess I had to set it 2013...the year Apple may have their Maps App **** together...
     
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    Weird... that seemed to work for me!
     
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    and when it works, all it does it show you compatible apps? cuz that's what it did for me..
     
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    Did not fix it for me.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Starbucks app still not compatible. WTF? It was one of the ones featured in the bloody keynote.
     
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    Perfect! Fixed it for me, but only one in the uk is Lufthansa lol
     
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    Does that fix the Maps App too?
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    The specified fix didn't work for me. But after I tried that and failed I killed all open applications and tried again. First it gave me the message that it couldn't access the app store - I then clicked OK and it pulled it up without any issues. Weird!
     
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    "But it just works."

    "You're using it wrong."

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  13. macrumors newbie

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    Like the new Maps app, the new App Store is a mess. It's clunky and laggy. Why fix something that isn't broken?
     
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    It work for me perfectly. The only thing is that since I'm in the U. S. the time changes from 2012 to 2013. Once it work and I switch to automatic again it stop working. How does it work without no problem?
     
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    No problems here but a bit laggy. I wonder if it's a sales technique for the iPhone 5.
     
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    works just fine for me right away, though I still don't quite understand the point of it?
     
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    Well now that I'm home it works fine. I think that it only works with wifi.

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    I agree with you. We could do the same thing on the App Store.
     
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    What a joke. I'm not setting my system date a year ahead to get Apple's fubar'd app to work properly.

    I swear, Apple's QA testing team is seriously dropping the ball as of late... Their podcasting app, the wifi fiasco this morning, the inconsistently blue/black status bar at the top of the display, the sketchy AppStore revamp, Passbook, etc.
     
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    Just shows that Apple are a year ahead of anyone else...
    (that fix worked for me, now i'm back from the future)
     
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    Date trick worked for me, but Lufthansa is the only thing on the UK store?
     
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    I agree. AppStore, iTunes Store and map I'm not really liking so much. The map app is not all that bad though when you actually use it. Used it last night and worked spot on. Whoever is making the calls for these upgraded apps, really needs to get there ish straight(Scott forstall) They should have never updated app and iTunes store

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    Mcfly. Mcfly.

    Sorry biff!
     
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    Anyone else notice that the button at the bottom of the app store changed only after messing with the date? The new ones say "Charts" and "Genius". Before messing with the date (but both before and after the update) those buttons were categories and something else (I don't remember exactly).
     
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    Finally that worked
     
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    WTF Apple, Starbucks app not working in passbook? C'mon this is really a disappointment!!!:mad:
     
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    Worked for me!
     

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