iPhone Apps & iCloud question on purchase history

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Xystence, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Xystence macrumors regular

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    Since Apple is taking the stance of needing no cord and what not with iCloud coming. I noticed or read that at least with music once you purchase it, it was always be available for redownload later and songs will not just mysteriously go missing etc.

    Does this apply to apps as well? I know in the past some apps have been removed by devs from the app store and the only way to use was to keep it or restore it from iTunes local library. Going forward will this purchase history of apps store everything we purchase like music forever? Or do we continue saving everything locally and hope nothing just goes away?

    Thanks for anyone who can shed light here!
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    My understanding is that if a Dev removed the App, it will still be available from your Purchased History,http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/09/apple-icloud-brings-previously-purchased-apps-back-from-the-dead/

    But if an App is removed by Apple for any reason, then it will not be available for re-download.
    http://www.macrumors.com/2010/07/20/flashlight-app-sneaks-tethering-into-app-store-for-now/
     
  3. Xystence thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is exactly the answer I was looking for. I am glad this is the case! I have so many apps they no longer fit on my phone at once even with the 32GB model. Here's for hoping iCloud saves app save info someday even if you delete said app! Anyone know of a way to do that? When I delete an app in iOS 5 the save goes bye bye as well =(
     

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