Hi all I have recently encountered Apple using blackmail regarding App updates due to a single pending purchase. Apple see fit for some odd reason to lock out all updates of all other non-related applications including Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram etc. Why is this so as this seems immoral an unethical. It's akin to me refusing to let a car owner drive their car unless a certain brand of petrol is used otherwise the car is locked down. To make things more interesting, when you are notified you need to update your payment information on the IOS device you are told nothing about the pending purchase and the amount. You have to login to iTunes on a computer to find out the issue - that too is unacceptable. it's as if they want to hide any pending purchases so they are not visible on iOS devices - seems very odd. If the update was related to the pending purchase then maybe this would be fine, but to effectively "lock out" all other updates on any iOS device linked to the same account is blackmail and under Common Law and ACCC here in Australia would be highly frowned upon. They could easily modify the App Store to allow all other updates except the pending purchased one and when the purchase cleared, the update would occur. I have submitted this to the ACCC for a full investigation.