False App Store Updates?

anyjungleinguy

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I'm getting false updates in the App Store. Just started happening about half hour ago. Apps are showing as updates even though I have that version installed.

It's happening on both iPad and iPhone leading me to believe it's a problem on Apple's end.

Anyone else seeing this? I'm in the UK.
 

boxermansr

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Feb 11, 2011
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Glad to see it's not just on my end then. Have you tired actually updating them?
Yes, they are the same version as was there prior. No idea if maybe the devs rebuilt their apps with all this XCode stuff going on, or if the app store is just jacked up. Showed updates on both the device and directly in iTunes for the same apps.
 

solly

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Jul 13, 2014
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Happening here as well, 10 updates at least with same version as one installed!! Strange...
 

anyjungleinguy

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Mar 6, 2012
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Yes, they are the same version as was there prior. No idea if maybe the devs rebuilt their apps with all this XCode stuff going on, or if the app store is just jacked up. Showed updates on both the device and directly in iTunes for the same apps.
Yeah, I was trying to update them before I realised that too many were popping up for this to be normal.

I've got one which just hangs and fails too.
 

etm0001

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Apr 4, 2015
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Same for me, 19 apps shown as having updates which is incorrect. As a test I selected to update one app. The "Update" icon changed to the familiar download progress/stop indicator, then immediately reverted back to the "Update" icon.
 

beany boy

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Jun 21, 2010
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I've been having this issue since yesterday morning. It's pretty messed up. I had an update for AOL and it wasn't even on that device.
 
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solly

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Jul 13, 2014
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Maybe related to all those iOS updates rolling out now! Let's wait and see...
 

metsjetsfan

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Feb 2, 2011
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could this be xcode ghost? apple just pushing out new updates just in case.

all the dates are in the past
 

Salvor Hardin

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Jun 24, 2013
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I've notice this happen before over the years it's pretty rare. If the updates were actually new they wouldn't have a posted date of days or even a week ago.
 

mattburley7

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Oct 13, 2011
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only had this happen on two of my apps.. facebook and the weather channel. hopefully that is it. kinda annoying.
 

daio

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Apr 14, 2011
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It happened with all of the apps that are Split View supported on my iPad Air 2. (plus Facebook)
 

kwokaaron

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Sep 20, 2013
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I thought it was just me... had to go check the app versions in the Settings app to confirm that they were up-to-date.
 
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