App Store Taking a Holiday?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by jt999, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. GreenLightJerky macrumors member

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    Today is Columbus Day, now Discoverers Day?
    Its a nationally recognized holiday.
     
  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    It is strange that there have been no price changes, since developers have control over that and surely not all of them are on holiday.
     
  3. jt999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do not remember the AppStore being closed for other holidays; e.g. Labor Day.

    Also, Sunday was not a holiday.

    Jeff
     
  4. odelay macrumors 6502

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    Maybe somethings afoot. Perhaps in relation to tomorrow's media event. I know it's a macbook focused event, but perhaps, just one more thing?

    ...the iPhone now works flawlessly, MobileMe now works flawlessly, happy hour at the AppStore, all apps a free for 24 hours, the apps are on Apple!

    ...then again, perhaps not. :rolleyes:
     
  5. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    happy hour doesn't quite register with me for being "free for 24 hours" :p:p
     
  6. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    In the USA. Remember, this is the internet - a place where many different nations and cultures collide.
     
  7. vandy1997 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it would be more like 1/2 Price Apps from 6 pm to 10 pm. Maybe you get a free drink with every 2 apps purchased. This would be in the form of a gift card that could be used to purchase alcohol (or soda for minors).

     
  8. minik macrumors 65816

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    I still have to goto work.
     
  9. odelay macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    or maybe APPy hour :)

    Get a free app with every app purchased.

    Small print: only applies to apps that are priced @ $0.00 or less. ;-)
     
  10. GreenLightJerky macrumors member

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    Me too.
    It was just a suggestion. I was not claiming it as truth and no I dont have a pic.
     
  11. Vintage Season macrumors member

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    Wouldn't it be more cost effective for them to give away iBeer? :p

    - M.
     
  12. canadacow macrumors member

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    A few observations from my neck of the woods:

    1) I've never seen apps posted for update on a Saturday evening (normally it's just Sunday-Friday) but Carve3D's update was approved and posted Saturday.

    2) Per my notes on my "sale", the free offer for Carve3D was supposed to end today. As such, I changed it back to it's respective tier in pricing and nothing has changed. I also removed the verbiage regarding the sale and nearly a day later, nothing has taken effect. Does Cupertino get Columbus Day off?

    3) Grab Carve3D while's it's still free! I have another update awaiting release that fixes the stability issues once and for all. Hopefully it'll be out before Halloween!
     
  13. Pring macrumors 6502

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    Hrm, something seems broken with the store...

    Canadacow, I can't download Carve3D as it's "being modified". Meaning that they acknowledge your status change but it's not propogated through the system yet. In my experience that takes 1hr+. How long ago did you change it?
     
  14. canadacow macrumors member

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    It would be about 16 hours ago. I updated images and text in the application description and so far nothing is showing up.
     
  15. GSA190 macrumors member

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    I went to purchase an app and it said that the app was being "Modified". I'm not to sure if that has anything to do with the app store taking a holiday.
     
  16. vandy1997 macrumors regular

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    Yes - the AppStore is on vacation. I saw it get on a plane to Miami, and it told me that it would be back tomorrow after the Apple event. It should have a nice tan once it returns.

    Seriously, though. I'm almost sure that today is not a holiday for Apple. So maybe they are probably making changes to the AppStore. Who knows at this point! :D
     
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    Its also Yorktown Victory Day (At least in Virginia, USA)...
     
  19. Randman macrumors 65816

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    A break from the App store is good. Saved me some money.
     

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