App store's app updates

wannabelean

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Are the app updates intentionally being delayed? I keep checking once or twice a day and I dont see anything come up but a few days later 10 app updates show up out of nowhere and show release date as 2 days, 3 days ago etc.

Is this a bug? or if it is intentional..what's the point?
 

C DM

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Can't say I've noticed that really. For the most part a few updates here and there throughout almost any given day are coming through on my iPhone when I check for them.
 

Feenician

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Are the app updates intentionally being delayed? I keep checking once or twice a day and I dont see anything come up but a few days later 10 app updates show up out of nowhere and show release date as 2 days, 3 days ago etc.

Is this a bug? or if it is intentional..what's the point?
Usually doing the pull down to refresh thing (pull all the way down and hold for a second) on the updates tab of the App Store forces a refresh.

But to answer your question, I think updates and the store are (mildly but irritatingly) a bit unreliable for now.
 

wannabelean

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Unless I pull down to refresh I don’t see updates when I go into app store.
This was not the case in iOS 10 for me. iOS 11 app updates rarely show up even if I force close and open again. I just tried pulling down like you suggested and voila! there are 18 apps waiting to be updated!
 

Feenician

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It's either that or closing the App Store app and opening it again basically.
At least for me, and throughout the entire beta period until 11.1b5 now, closing/quitting it and opening it rarely finds all the updates actually available. Rarely any for that matter. I reported it in a later pre-11 GM beta when it seemed clear it wasn’t being treated and it was marked as a duplicate.

It’s, eh, whatever. A mild irritant, like I said. I really should report it again but none of the niggles left at this point bother me enough to expend the effort if I’m honest about it.