Mysterious "Apple News for iPhone" app needs update, can't be found in store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brayhite, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. brayhite macrumors 6502a

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    I have 4 updates available for apps, but 5 items are showing (see picture). I never d/l'd an app called "Apple News for iPhone", yet it's saying it needs to be updated. When I click on the app to see what updates are available for it, the "..could not be completed." error came up (see other picture).

    Anyone else having this strange occurrence.. occur? Any explanation for this weird app?
     

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  3. brayhite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Goes from Apple Store to AT&T myWireless, and Ambient Sounds to Business Insider.
     
  4. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    Me too!

    I started having this exact same issue with that non-existent app as of 2 days ago and it's driving me nuts as I never have downloaded that app either. Nor can I find any info on it via the app store, appshopper or Google.

    It always appears when I have legit updates for other apps.
     
  5. normwood macrumors 6502a

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    Been having the same issue for the last several days. If you so a search on the Dev it comes up with a handful of what I think are junk apps.

    Steve
     
  6. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    How/where do you search dev and do they have any recommendations?
     
  7. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    its the old unofficial macrumors app, the dev changed the name so it could be in the app store
     
  8. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    This.

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  9. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    yup
    edit: i have to say, i have it and the update is pretty good, until an official app comes out
     
  10. brayhite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah that explains it. Thanks!
     

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