UPDATED: Apple DOES require app ownership in order to write a review for the app!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Goldfrapp, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Before one had to own the app in order to be able to write a review for it. Now, not anymore.

    Be careful not to re-buy an app that you've never bought. Also, expect a flood of fake/unfair reviews (yet again).
     
  2. therealmathers macrumors newbie

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    Where do you see this? Just tried it on the US iTunes App Store and it says I need to own the app first.
     
  3. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601

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  4. therealmathers macrumors newbie

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    I submit the review then it says I need to own it.
     
  5. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601

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    Could someone else test this on their iPhone for me, please. I've just tried it with, literally, 20 apps that I've never owned, and it let me review them just fine. Did a restore on my iPhone. Same thing still happening. Weird. :confused:
     
  6. leemurrayking macrumors newbie

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    This is strange as i have an app, (from promo codes) and shows installed on the app store but when i finish writting a review it says i must own the app before i can leave a review.
    Will sync with itunes tonight and see if still the same.
     
  7. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ok, I have figured this out: before, in order to verify your app ownership, all you had to do is tap on the 'write a review' button and the store would tell you whether or not you own it. Now, there's an extra step, which is rate an app and then tap on the 'submit' button. Kinda PITA if you ask me. But whatever.

    P.S. Sorry for the false alarm.
     
  8. dejo Moderator

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    Would you consider rewording the thread title then?
     
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    I've had that one too.
     
  10. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601

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    Done.
     
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  12. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    Is Apple pre-viewing reviews now? I reviewed an app a few hours ago and the review didn't show up yet. I thought I noticed something about Apple reviewing the review for appropriateness?
     
  13. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601

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    ^Yes, Apple has been reviewing reviews since day one. Just like apps, they go through a pre-approval process too.
     
  14. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    Then how come every other review basically says "sign up for checkpoints with this code?"
     

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