The iOS App Store is a digital application distribution platform for iOS devices, developed and maintained by Apple.

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Can Apple delete an app installed via iTunes or the App Store without your permission?

I had always thought the answer to this was no. I have an app that was pulled from the iOS App Store (VLC) still on my non-jailbroken phone and thought this was proof that Apple can't remote wipe an ...
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Some apps I'm finding only on iTunes, isn't there a way to buy in directly on my iPhone/iPod touch?

Some apps (e.g. Angry Birds) I'm finding only on iTunes, isn't there a way to buy in directly on my iPhone/iPod touch?
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Why do iPhone App Store ratings and reviews seem to get processed so slowly? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out what's going on with Apple's ratings/reviews system on the App Store. I've had issues with my own app (ratings/reviews not showing) now I see a major app with similar ...
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What replacement SMS/MMS app for iPhone will allow me to change convo color, etc?

My best friend and a client of mine have the same name, and it's way too easy to accidentally click on the client when I'm having a more adult or humorous conversation with my buddy at the same time ...
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Can I test iPhone apps downloaded from iTunes in the iPhone Simulator?

Is it possible to test iPhone applications which you downloaded from iTunes Store in the iOS Simulator?
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Is it possible to purchase an iPhone app now to download later?

I was wondering if there is a way (or at least if it is possible) to purchase an app from the app store now, but do not download it now (to save on disk space) and download it later when required. ...
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How does Apple AppStore rank search results?

I have an iOS application - an alarm clock. I released it a little over a month ago. Initially it was paid, but when I saw there were virtually no purchases (from 0 to 4 a day), I changed it to be ...
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Are there any gotchas with using two Apple IDs for one user in the App Store?

To date I have had an Apple ID tied to my personal email address. It uses my personal paypal account for the purchases, and currently it has a credit balance thanks to some Christmas iTunes gift ...
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Why am I asked for a credit card number to download a free app?

I want to download free app in my iPod touch device and i have the following doubts. Kindly resolve me doubts. when i try to download it asks my credit card security number. since i am trying to ...
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Can iTunes ignore store credit and use a credit card instead?

There are times when I've got some store credit from a gift card/certificate on iTunes, but I want to buy something without that. I want to buy something with the credit card, regardless of what's ...
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iPhone apps think they are under old iTunes username after it has changed

Ever since apple has decided to make iTunes account access your email address instead of a username I have noticed the apps that were bought under the old username do not recognize this and there ...
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How can I find which account I used for downloading my iOS apps?

I use three different accounts for downloading from the App Store, each in a different country. When there is an update, I have to connect to the correct App Store to download the update, but ...
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Ratings and Reviews not showing up for newly released app. Is there a standard delay or is something wrong?

I have an app that's been out for a couple of weeks. Its not exactly selling like hot cakes yet, but I'm pretty sure I've gotten a rating or a review by now. But nothing shows when viewing either in ...
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How can I cancel an app installation on the iPhone?

I started downloading an app then realized that it's really big (over 600 MB) and that I don't want it anymore. Is there any way to cancel the installation?
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If I purchase an app for my iPhone can I download it for free on my iPad?

If I purchase an app for my iPhone can I download it for free on my iPad?
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How do I disable update warnings on my iPhone?

I got a bought app (i.e. not a free one - be it given to me, bought by me or gifted, I don't know). It works great. Then some update for it comes along with many other updates for other apps. I press ...
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How do I get a refund of an iTunes gift card with illegible numbers for redeeming the value?

When scratching the back of an iTunes gift card to get the numbers to redeem it, the numbers scratched off and now I can't redeem the value of it. How can I get a refund or a new gift card with the ...
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history of version / price changes for itunes apps

I'm looking to get "app activity" type information from pages like these. http://appshopper.com/social-networking/tweetee only that I want to be able to get such information via "Appid" that apple ...
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How is a large, spread out company supposed to work with the iOS Developer Program?

I work for a company which has several offices in various parts of the country (USA). The division I'm part of wants to get an Apple iOS Developer Program license. Another division (in another ...
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Is there a (non-jailbroken) iPhone app that works like Android Lock?

Is there an app which works like Andriod Lock on IPhone. I had read cydia offers but on jailbreak. Is there an official one for this.
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How to change the language of iTunes and the App Store?

I live in Italy and have an italian billing address; because of this Apple assumes that I want the app store in italian which is not the case. The whole UI is in italian, the app descriptions and ...
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App Store is the wrong language

I changed my iTunes account location to German (with an Austrian credit card) in order to download a certain app that wasn't available in Danish (my primary language). I was now able to get the app ...
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Are there any limits of re-downloading applications from appstore?

I've got an application on my iPhone which was free when I installed it and now it became paid application. One day I accidentally deleted it from device and then was able to download it from Appstore ...
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I uninstalled an app. How do I get it back? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find out which apps I have already downloaded on my iPhone? The knowledge base mentions that you get to reinstall the app for free... once you find it again on ...
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How do I get a refund on an iOS app I just bought?

I just bought an iPhone app knowing that it may or may not provide the feature which was the entire reason for me buying it. I figured I could always get a refund if it doesn't do what I want. It ...
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What does the plus sign next to the price of an app in the App Store mean?

There is often a plus sign in the upper left corner of the price button for an app. Even some free apps have this plus sign.
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Is there any way to check the availability of iOS app names? [closed]

Is there any way to check the availability of iOS app names?
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If I buy an iPhone app will I have to re-purchase the app if I get a new iPhone?

I upgraded from the 3G to the iPhone 4 and forgot to backup and transfer my apps. If I attempt to purchase apps that I have previously purchased, will the Apple store charge me? Or will it recognize ...
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iPhone App Update from a Development Point of View [closed]

I am doing iPhone development and my first app is in the market. First week was pretty good but now it is loosing momentum. If I provide an update to the app will it improve the app exposure in the ...
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How can I buy apps in the App Store without a credit card?

While I'm waiting for my credit card to arrive, I still want to be able to buy some apps for my iPad! Are there alternative ways to pay for apps, without resorting to someone else's credit card?
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How can I find out which apps I have already downloaded on my iPhone?

When you attempt to download an app that costs money, you will not be charged if you already bought the app. After you press buy and enter your iTunes password, it will say "You have already purchased ...
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What is the best way to discover good iPhone apps? [closed]

So I can browse the App store myself, and read ratings and reviews, but with the 100,000+ iPhone apps out there, are there better ways to do this? Word of mouth? App review sites? Cool ...