I've been reading this morning that whilst applications that have been purchased pre launch (that now reside in the app store) show as installed in the store - but that they won't get automatic updates / notifications via the store. Apparently, the only way to get round this is to trash the already purchased app, and repurchase via the store. This seems to be particuarly stupid - I understand that it's all very new to the developers, but to suggest that to get the full benefit of the app store you have to potentially re-purchase their products seems very odd (and smacks of greed). Yes, I know that you can always go to the developers site to check for updates, but that sort of goes against the whole idea of the store. Even if this is an insurmountable technical issue for Apple and the Developers, there is a really easy way to sort it out. Every developer will have a DB of licensees. So all they need do is send a gifted version of the app in question via the store to all the individuals who purchased it and are present on their files. Then the end user can ditch the currently installed version and re-install from the store and everything's rosey. Thoughts?