App Store/SPAM redirects

Brien

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Original poster
Aug 11, 2008
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Anyone still seeing this in iOS 8? I thought Safari was supposed to block this as a new feature in the new OS.

I didn't see anything to turn it on/off in Settings either.
 

talibunny

macrumors newbie
Sep 26, 2014
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yea, I'm still getting those nasty redirects even with iOS 8.0.2!
anyone any idea how to disable them?
 

Stankonia

macrumors regular
Jun 4, 2009
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Denver, CO
Still getting them also. This was one of the fixes I was looking forward to most since several of the forums I visit frequently have ads that redirect to the app store.
 

eelw

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Sep 19, 2012
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Hmm, I never thought about this. The one site that it happens for me pre iOS 8, hasn't redirected a single time since I installed the GM and now 8.0.2 update.
 

daijholt

macrumors 65816
Jun 14, 2013
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Wales, UK
I still get it too. Extremely irritating. They definitely stopped it from happening in the beta, and they've definitely removed that feature in the public release.

Maybe in 8.1?
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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Just when it seemed that Apple was finally doing something about this, it turns out that for some reason nothing is actually being done (or it's just not working). Disappointing.
 

fraggot

macrumors 6502
Jun 16, 2009
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Louisville, KY
Yep, I was thoroughly excited when I heard this news. There's a website I visit often and their mobile version is basically just non-stop transferring me to the appstore trying to make me download some ****** Freemium game.
 

blugel

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Jun 4, 2008
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I also was looking forward to this feature....although I'm unsure if it's been implemented and just already circumvented or just dropped altogether...

Either way, very, very irritating!
 

macduke

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Jun 27, 2007
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They probably figured out a way to use a script to trick whatever method Apple is using to block it. Maybe a quick series of multiple redirects? I've noticed it less, but yeah it does occasionally happen. I just stopped visiting sites that spam like that. Not worth the trouble. Some of them are really bad every time you click on a story it will take you out to some ridiculous IAP freemium crime against humanity candy crush ripoff. I hardly play any games on my iPhone any more because it's so hard to cut through all the crap and find some good games. But that's a rant for another thread.
 
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