App Store Glitch Leads to Missing Ratings and Reviews

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    It appears that the App Store on iOS devices has been experiencing an issue causing missing ratings and reviews over the past day or so.

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    The problem was alerted to us by MacRumors reader Robin van Doorn, who noticed that his apps Centraal Beheer and Run Trainer suddenly have around 1,000 fewer ratings displayed in the App Store. Other developers have acknowledged the glitch on Twitter, although not every developer is affected.

    While some developers have seen their ratings count return to normal, others have tweeted about the issue within the past few hours:


    The unexplained drop in App Store ratings, first reported by the blog The Apple Post, is visible in the App Store Connect dashboard for some developers. A few users have shared screenshots of a discrepancy between the number of ratings displayed in App Store search results and specific app listings as well.

    It's not entirely clear if the issue is limited to certain regions or other parameters, but hopefully Apple resolves the issue for everyone soon.

    Article Link: App Store Glitch Leads to Missing Ratings and Reviews
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    How will we all get to sleep tonight after this news?
     
  3. pentidoes macrumors 6502

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    Potentially fixing the click farm ratings?
     
  4. Whoakapi macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, but it's not a big loss.

    Reviews/ratings on the App Store are terrible anyway.
     
  5. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

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    While this may be true for some apps, its not true for all and there is a huge amount of weight put on reviews for position on the App Store. It's extremely important to developers and no good when things like this happen.
     
  6. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    50% of the reviews gone? You can blame Thanos for that.
     
  7. Onexy macrumors regular

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    I thought this is already integrated into Siri, so the only benefit is having a song history?
     
  8. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    “I don’t feel so good, Mr. iFart – Premium Fart App With Modular Pitch”
     
  9. AnthonyG6 macrumors regular

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    Freaking hilarious! :)
     
  10. dominiongamma macrumors 65816

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    Yup a lot of fake 1 star review I’m starting to see more now
     
  11. omihek macrumors 6502

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    Use 'Calm'. I hear they're way better than 'Headspace'.
     

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