iTunes Update All button gone??

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mtehonica, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. mtehonica macrumors regular

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    Has anyone else noticed that the Download All Free Updates button is gone from iTunes when viewing the updates?? I have to manually update all the apps individually now...
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is gone...

    Noticed that yesterday, I geuss...

    No word on why, to my knowledge though...


    Anyone?
     
  3. mtehonica thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very strange... I was not surprised when it went missing from the App Store on the iPhone but didn't expect to see it disappear from iTunes. Possibly in preparation for something from Tuesdays event?? :confused:
     
  4. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I noticed that yesterday. Now when I click on an update I get the message that the shopping cart doesn't work for app purchases and fo I still want to buy the app even though all the updates are free.
     
  5. mtehonica thread starter macrumors regular

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    Possibly a shopping cart in iTunes 8??
     
  6. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    Noticed that yesterday...

    There is some strange things going on around the iTunes Store...:cool:
     
  7. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I seriously think the iTunes store is gonna get some some sort of major revamp.

    Anyone want to try contacting Apple and asking why the button is missing?
     
  8. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    Unless you call, you likely wont even get anything back till after tuesday.

    I think it is very likely though that you will see an update to the store. iTunes 8 will probably make everything more streamline for you. I mean, iTunes was originally a jukebox player, then a music store, then a video player, then a movie store, then a tv show store, then a podcast catcher, then an iPod game store, then an iPhone/iPod touch app store...

    (all of those in no particular order)

    I would imagine Apple would like to make everything feel less "patchy" if you know what I mean.
     
  9. mtehonica thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very well put. And the wait continues....
     
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  11. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    It was there last night.
     
  12. clancemasterj macrumors regular

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    I think that's the ticket.
     
  13. sammich macrumors 601

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    It's been missing for (me at least) at least 3 weeks. I figured that installation was a fairly intensive process (it takes at least 5 mins after the bar reaches the end until installation has finished), apps appear to take longer to load and stuff lags in general.
     
  14. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I think it disappeared sometime late last night. I went to update two apps and noticed it wasn't there for the first time.
     
  15. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    I think it was gone for me at 2.0.2.

    I still have the option to update all on my 2.0.1 original iphone, which I have not connected to the computer since I purchased the 3G.
     
  16. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    That would make no difference. It's a store change, which is entirely online, not at all connected to the phone software.
     
  17. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    I believe iTunes does some cacheing of the store, this might account for the discrepancy that we are seeing for when people are losing this button.

    The uptime on my MBP is 26 days, and I dont think I have relaunched iTunes since then... If the cache is cleared on startup, people who relaunch iTunes daily might lose the button sooner.

    This is only speculation though.
     
  18. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    They took it away on the iPhone first... but they just recently removed it from iTunes. Weird.
     
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  20. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    Noticed that over the weekend. Meant to ask about it. On one hand it's annoying because you have to update each app one at a time, but on the other hand the updates are a bit excessive for some of these programs. Seems like I've patched some apps more than a couple times in a month, which means they should have tested it more before releasing it.
     
  21. mtehonica thread starter macrumors regular

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    While this is very true about testing more before releasing, I think people (including myself) like to see updates available for apps. Kind of lets you know the developer hasn't forgotten about it.
     
  22. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    "Download All Free Updates" is still there for me in iTunes 7.7.1, I just used it.
    Upper right hand corner on "My App Updates" page.
     
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  24. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Yes it is back as well. I updated 4 apps about 10PM last night and it was there.
     
  25. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    It is back again for me too. It was gone for a few days and now it's back.
     

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