why do you have to re-enter your password for an update

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by londondude, May 14, 2009.

  1. londondude macrumors regular

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    #1
    It gets on my nerve cos you have already purchased the item and put in your password so why do you need to re-enter it for an upgrade for an app?
     
  2. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

    chr1s60

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    To access the iTunes store. Anyone can view the iTunes store, but in order to give you access to a download Apple requires you log in. Likely, for some type of security and tracking. Not sure the exact reason behind it though.
     
  3. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    To verify that you actually purchased the app and didn't hack/trick it into thinking there are updates.
     
  4. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

    Ninja Dom

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    You re-login for security reasons.

    Let somebody look at your phone? What's to stop them downloading whatever they please?
     

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