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Not surprisingly, in the upcoming iPhone release you will be able to uninstall a 3rd party application the same way you remove Web Applications from the Home Page. Press and hold on any application. The icons will then start wobbling. 3rd party applications and Web Applications will show a small "X" on the top left. Tap on that, and you are asked if you would like to Uninstall the Application.

We don't know yet if a copy of the application is somehow kept synced with iTunes or if you can re-download a purchased application again from the iTunes App Store.



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Drumjim85

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good to know, but my questions would be:

-Do you still have the install file somewhere? (and i know you don't know this yet)
-Are you able to uninstall Apple Apps (stock, youtube....)?
 

arn

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good to know, but my questions would be:

-Do you still have the install file somewhere? (and i know you don't know this yet)
-Are you able to uninstall Apple Apps (stock, youtube....)?

The simulator won't let you uninstall Apple Apps, so I presume you won't be able to on the real thing.

arn
 

joshysquashy

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I hope that you will be able to re-download apps you have paid for previously, if for what ever reason, you remove them from the iPhone. This is how the VC works on a Wii, you buy the rights to re-download forever.

How does it work with games on the other iPods? Can you re-download free of charge?
 

SilentPanda

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It sounded like App upgrades would be free (although maybe that is up to the discretion of the programmer that makes the app) so since you can upgrade the App I would think you could redownload it too. Although maybe not...
 

mekopolis

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this is a good thing
and hopefully they will be just like movies/music where you can uninstall them from the device, yet they are still in itunes/attatched to your account so if you want to add/install them later you can do so with a re-sync

i wonder if the app store, or iphone/touch itself will give details about size of apps, limits to disk space usage, last update, i'm sure an itunes tab will have it

and would apps become fragmented such that others do and could a defrag be run to optimize the device because the constant installing and uninstalling of apps might fragment the storage space
 

Anonymous Freak

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I hope that you will be able to re-download apps you have paid for previously, if for what ever reason, you remove them from the iPhone. This is how the VC works on a Wii, you buy the rights to re-download forever.

How does it work with games on the other iPods? Can you re-download free of charge?

For iPod games, you can't re-download. But, they are stored on your computer, and synced to the iPod. So even if you reformat your iPod, or lose it, for that matter, you can just re-sync them. With this, you download directly to the iPhone. If you delete from the iPhone, or lose your iPhone, they're lost unless synced with the computer. (Which we're not sure how that will work yet. I would assume that if you buy the app on the desktop then it will work like iPod games. I would hope that buying from the iPhone will work like buying music from the iPhone, it will backup to the computer next time you sync.)
 

mekopolis

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How does it work with games on the other iPods? Can you re-download free of charge?

i dont know about redownloading, but i know you can remove them from the device, and they are linked/downloaded on the itunes store/sycned computer and can be reinstalled onto the device through a sync

but i've never actually deleted them from itunes, and saw if i could redownload it, i would assume if you deleted it from the sycned computer, you would have to repurchase much like when you sync the device to a new computer and it does not have all your previously purchased unless you physically port them into the account
 

joshysquashy

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i dont know about redownloading, but i know you can remove them from the device, and they are linked/downloaded on the itunes store/sycned computer and can be reinstalled onto the device through a sync

but i've never actually deleted them from itunes, and saw if i could redownload it, i would assume if you deleted it from the sycned computer, you would have to repurchase much like when you sync the device to a new computer and it does not have all your previously purchased unless you physically port them into the account

So what if you got a new, identical iPod, would you be able to transfer the game to that iPod?

I guess the iPhone will know your Apple Store account details, and so link with iTunes that way. I hope it will remember what you bought, and let you re install if you, for instance, restored your iPhone.
 

mekopolis

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So what if you got a new, identical iPod, would you be able to transfer the game to that iPod?

I guess the iPhone will know your Apple Store account details, and so link with iTunes that way. I hope it will remember what you bought, and let you re install if you, for instance, restored your iPhone.

My first, Apple product ever was the Ipod Shuffle 2g, purchased within a week of its release, and ever since then i've been hooked...i bought music for that device through itunes, which at that point was DRM controlled, which i believe limits it to how many times you can burn it to a disk, and the itunes store itself limits one user to 5 accounts, and 1 account to only 5 machines...its been awhile since i read the agreement

in august of 07 i purchased a 5.5g video ipod, and was able to transfer the music i purchased through the itunes onto it...i also purchased games for it..

and in Feb 08 i purchased the touch, music and movies transfer just fine because they are linked to the itunes account...obviously i can't try the games because they wont play on the touch...but i am assuming it will work the same

i know that you can transfer music, movies, and games from 1 itunes account/computer to another, with a DRM limit

and i am assuming that Apple's Policy wont change, if not get better as they remove the DRM controls, put in place by the RIAA and Movie industries
 

chr1s60

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This is a perfect way for me, as long as there is a way to add and remove purchased applications without being forced to purchase them again.
 

mainstreetmark

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This is a perfect way for me, as long as there is a way to add and remove purchased applications without being forced to purchase them again.

Since all the app distribution is controlled by Apple, they know you've already bought it. That way, when you loan your iPhone to your drinking buddy and he deletes all your paid applications, you won't be out of luck.
 

Daveoc64

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Wouldn't it work like the mobile iTunes Store where it just syncs a copy back to you Mac/PC when you next connect it up?

Apple really dislikes the idea of being able to redownload purchased iTunes content.
 

yoman

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djdole said:
I'm just saying. Also it's not exactly news worthy. :p

Just because you know about it doesn't mean everyone else on MacRumors does. Additionally, Macrumors is a blog not a news site.
No cookie for you.

I've always wondered about the type of cookie referred to in the above statement. Is it oatmeal raisin, chocolate, peanut butter or just plain sugar?
 

aerospace

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You purchase an app from the iphone and then have to restore for some reason.

You have to re-buy it? That would be retarded.
 

bytethese

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I've always wondered about the type of cookie referred to in the above statement. Is it oatmeal raisin, chocolate, peanut butter or just plain sugar?

There is no other cookie but chocolate chip. Saying otherwise is akin to worshiping a false cookie. :)
 

EagerDragon

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I hope that you will be able to re-download apps you have paid for previously, if for what ever reason, you remove them from the iPhone. This is how the VC works on a Wii, you buy the rights to re-download forever.

How does it work with games on the other iPods? Can you re-download free of charge?

Probably not, if you buy music on iTunes and then delete it, I think you have to repurchase the music again. Once in a while Apple allows people to recover music but not on a daily basis. It cost them money to server the file.

I could be wrong, however.

If you resync with iTnes on your Mac you can get it back for free.
If you buy it directly via the iPhone and sync with iTunes, iTunes will hold it in case you need it again. But if you delete it from both or fail to sync it before you delete it I think you will need to pay again. To my knowledge that is how it works with music, and with movies, I see no reason for it to be different with software.

I normally do not delete the few things I buy. I deleted a few tv shows from iTunes and seen no way to get them back from the store and as I already seen them, I have not tried to repurchase them to see if my card gets charged or not.

So given the previous business model I do not think you can get the software back for free.

Anyone purchased a game for the iPod,deleted it and got it back after deleting from iTunes and the iPod?
 

idonotliketostu

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I've always wondered about the type of cookie referred to in the above statement. Is it oatmeal raisin, chocolate, peanut butter or just plain sugar?

hey you
false cookie worshiper

:mad:
 
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