Retired apps

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Dagless, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    #1
    Sorry, just a little rant!

    I bought an app in 2013, it wasn't expensive (app+IAP was £14) but it was really useful and there's still nothing else like it on the app store. Today I tried loading it and it was fine, but the IAPs can no longer be downloaded. I contacted Apple support wondering if there was anything that happens in this situation (refunds, some other way of getting the IAPs). But basically no. I was told to contact the developers and navigate their page in Japanese. It was just a bit silly really.

    It was all understandable up until the Apple support person said "It was released 2 years ago".

    Is that a long time in this market? I've got games on Steam that I bought in 2004 that I can still download, and they may or may not run but at least I can download them. But that's not comparable because PC hardware isn't locked like iOS so let's have a look at consoles. Everything I ever bought for my PSP and PS3 can still be downloaded and those go back to 2006. All the games and apps I downloaded on the Wii are still fine too.

    What a shame that 2 years is considered a long time now, and how much that's preventing me from spending money on the app store.
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    #2
    Clearly the IAP are dependent on the app, and thus the developer, not Apple.
     
  3. mrex macrumors 68020

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  4. stooovie macrumors 6502a

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    Also, IAPs cannot be shared via Family Sharing. That sucks.
     
  5. John Mcgregor Suspended

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    #5
    When i see IAP i just skip that app or game. **** them.
     
  6. mrex macrumors 68020

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    same.. unfortunately i have had to buy some IAPs. but i do avoid them. if they cannot offer full paid app at once, i buy something else from another dev then.
     
  7. John Mcgregor Suspended

    John Mcgregor

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    Unfortunately it is getting harder and harder to do. And i hate this since there are very nice apps like Scanbot, but i just want to buy an app and use it. Some apps however abuse this to entirely new level when you can see something around 6 or even 7 IAP if you want complete app functionality.

    I hope they choke on it.
     

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