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

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Can't download Mountain Lion from app store on a Mac already running Mountain Lion?

I am trying to download and/or acquire an operating system installer for my newly purchased Mac. My objective is to put this onto some form of removable media (USB ideally) such that in the event that ...
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Disabling password prompt at every installation for App Store/Mac App Store

Is it possible? It's really annoying. Especially on the iPad (don't know if it exists on the iPhone) :S
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Why is the Amazon iOS App allowed by Apple?

Today a customer asked me how it comes that there is an iOS app for purchasing from Amazon while this seems to violate Apple's App Store review purchasing guidelines (Apple Developer login needed). I ...
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What solutions exist when apps don't download or update on iOS 6?

I've been having a problem with installing and updating apps after upgrading to iOS 6 on my iPad (3rd gen). When I click the Install or Update button the button, it turns inactive with "Installing" ...
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Where do I go for help when purchasing an iOS developer program and the payment is refused?

I am trying to buy paid membership for one year to the iOS developer program, but I could not complete the activation step. I have a gold visa credit card and I tried to use it to buy the program. ...
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What part of Apple's review process might lead to them reject apps with not-complete features?

Will Apple decline an app from the App Store if a test feature is in place? I've looked over the generic App review guidelines but don't know how or where the line is drawn. For an example specific ...
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Managing to change my Apple ID to another country [duplicate]

I need to change the country of Apple ID from UK to US, but I previously purchased some apps with my UK-based account, do I need to re-purchase them after migration? Will I still be updating my apps ...
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Being asked to log in to a different account to update Mac App Store apps

I have an update for iPhoto available in the App Store but whenever I click the update button the following appears: The account belongs to my wife, and as far as I know it's never been used on my ...
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Apple developer account and upgrading the OS

I run OS 10.5.8 and I need to upgrade it to Snow Leopard or Lion so that I can run GameSalad. I'll develop an app with GameSalad and upload it to the App Store. As I understand, I need to pay $99 ...
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Can't rate apps/music/etc in iTunes or App Store

I'm unable to rate anything in either iTunes, the Mac app store, or the iOS app store. If I rate an app 5 stars (or anything else), and then return to the search results, then go back to the app page ...
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Is it allowed to link to a site that contains a link to Facebook?

The iOS and Mac OS AppStore terms are strict on links to outside sources and shops. If I would link from my iOS app to a page which contains a link to Facebook or Twitter, would that violate the store'...
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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 can I re-download all the apps I bought on another store account?

I have moved to another country, which comes along with the joy of moving apple store accounts. This would be easier, however, if there were a trivial automated way to re-download all of my free apps ...
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change my apple id country [duplicate]

In my apple account there is $0.15. When ever I try to change my country it says "you have store credit balance; you must spend your balance before you can change stores." If there is a way to change ...
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Submitting to the appstore: Once an app is reviewed by Apple, does it automatically go live on the app store?

I'm not a developer yet but need a quick answer to this question. I know when submitting an iPhone App to the App Store, Apple is reviewing the App precisely. I wonder how this works. Lets say the ...
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App Store password keyboard

When I go to the App Store on my iPhone 4s, the password box pops up, but the keyboard to enter the password does not pop up, so I have no way to enter a password. Any idea how I can correct this?
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App URLs in web-pages don't take me to the app in app-store on iOS

On my iPad2 (iOS6), when a web-page has a link to their app in the app-store, following the link does not open that app in the app-store. Instead, the app-store opens but does not jump to that app... ...
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Download free app updates without prompting to enter Apple ID password on iOS 6

I read somewhere in iOS 6 you don't need to enter your Apple ID password for downloading free apps and updates to already installed apps. However I see that I am still being prompted for my Apple ID ...
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Can I download a free app from the App Store without a credit card?

I just recently got an iPod Touch and wanted to download some free apps. The App Store wanted me to get an Apple ID, no problem. But now it's telling me to input a credit card. I don't have one, and ...
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Application Update Bug

So this happened a while ago, and I thought it would resolve itself eventually, but it hasn't, so I'll just ask here. I was updating my apps and clicked the "Update All" button in the App Store. ...
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How to find the associated apple-id for each app in your iphone? [duplicate]

I have inherited an iPhone with many predecessors. Wasn't reset in the middle. Had multiple id's and applications installed. I want to see a list of applications with the id that was used to install ...
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Can I install an App that is not available in my country's iTunes appstore?

I want to download and install an app on my iPhone, that is available in the US iTunes App Store - but not in my country's iTunes App Store. Is that possible without creating a US iTunes account or ...
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Is it possible to not keep ios apps on your main computer?

I sync my iPhone and iPad with my MacBook. It appears that iTunes stores copies of all of my apps on my MacBook, even though I, for obvious reasons, can't actually use them there. The problem is that ...
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iOS updates getting listed slowly

When I check for updates on an iOS device of mine, the results takes quite a bit of time to get listed. And even sometimes they don't and I've to restart the app by killing it. Although the speed when ...
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App Store Blank and Gray

I have an iPhone 3G with iOS 4.1, but don't have an Apple ID. I just got this used phone recently. It is jailbroken and unlocked to work on T-Mobile. I looked on the app store and noticed some apps ...
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Can I still update my free apps if I change my iTunes Account Country?

If I change my iTunes Acccount country, I realize that I'll lose the ability to update apps for which I've paid. But what about apps that were freely purchased like : Facebook, Twitter, ... Will they ...
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Can Apps be side-loaded rather than uploaded to the iOS app store?

If I create a simple App, would it be possible for me to install it in any other devices without having to upload it to the Apple Store and wait for the reviewing process?
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Are iPhone apps required to work on iOS 5 if it works on iOS 6? [closed]

My app currently doesn't work on iOS 5, but it does for iOS 6. Will it still be accepted to the app store?
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App store debit card purchasing

I purchased an app on app store using my VISA debit card, the app cost is 1.88 dollars. my fund in my debit card is only 1 dollar, the purchase was completed/succesfull, how could that be possible? ...
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App to text for free to Hong Kong

I'm traveling to Hong Kong and I want to install an app on my iPhone which will allow me to text for free to non-smart phones in Hong Kong (specifically, to this provider: +852-90207 XXX). Is there ...
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Screen Recording apps for the iphone 5 (iOS6)?

Apart from iRecorder and Display recorder (with extremely bad reviews) I have not been able to find any other app with the ability to screencast on an iPhone. I have already looked at this post and ...
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How can I abort a stalled in-progress app update?

Long story short; I was updating a couple of iPad apps via iTunes last night, but had to shut down. Now they're all listed as "installing..." on my iPad but they're neither being downloaded nor ...
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When I click the Appstore button in Passbook I receive the error: “Cannot connect to the iTunes store”

When I click on App Store, which rests below all of the features that Apple touts for the service, I am given an error where a prompt tells me that my phone can’t access the App Store. The error looks ...
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iPod Touch can't download apps

Since yesterday, my first-generation iPod Touch would not let me download apps. In the app store, the image description (the one that you can slide left and right) would not appear and was replaced by ...
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“Pending purchase and activation..” how much time will it take to activate iOS developer program? [closed]

"Pending purchase and activation.." how much time will it take to activate iOS developer program i have enrolled on 19 jan 2013.still it is pending.Any suggestions?
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Can I put an app bought with an old ID on my iPad with its new ID?

I bought the app for my old iPod Touch and used the second of two IDs I have...now I use another ID. They're both mine. I bought some apps with this alternative ID, can I put those apps on my new ...
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Can't access AppStore when connected via 3G

When my iPhone (3GS) is connected via 3G, I can't connect to the AppStore. It just loads a while and then says "Could not connect" and that's that. When I have a WLAN connection, everything works ...
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How can I know whether an app supports the iPad Retina display?

In the app store is there any easy, ideally universal way to tell whether an app supports Retina graphics? A great deal of apps have a What's New entry that says "Added Retina Support" or "Support for ...
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What's the App Store refund policy?

The Apple FAQ has this same question, but doesn't really have an answer. To quote: What is the Mac App Store refund policy? If you experience a technical issue with an app, first contact the ...
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App store charging twice for same app

In Decemeber 2010 I purchased Goodreader for iPad, was emailed this statement: GoodReader for iPad, v3.1.2, Developer: Yuri Selukoff (4+) £0.59 I installed Goodreader on a new iPad just a few days ...
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What's a good PDF score reading app for iPad?

As a chorus and opera singer, I frequently download public-domain scores in PDF form and read them with my iPad. There is a built-in PDF reader on the iPad, and it is serviceable for music performance....
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How can I make the App Store remember my password?

It seems that my iPod Touch (iOS 5.0.1) will keep asking for my AppleID password every time I try to install an application from App Store. It is really driving me insane. I would be happy to add the ...
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How can I selectively share app purchases among iOS devices using iCloud?

I have three iOS 6 devices among which I would like to selectively share apps. I have an iPhone and my wife has an iPhone and an iPad. I understand that by using a common Apple ID for the App Store, ...
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Could my app store password stop working due to iCloud confusion?

How can I figure out which Apple ID to use for purchasing and not end up with more confusion with @mac.com @me.com and @icloud.com email aliases that all belong to one iCloud account? (I apoligize ...
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Problem with update to Motion 5.05

I purchased Motion 5 through the App Store yet when I go to update to 5.05 it tells me that I didn't purchase through App Store. What can I do?
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Possible to check out of the retail Apple Store using an Android phone?

An Apple Store employee told me that it's possible to check out of an Apple Retail store using an app on your iPhone (is this true?). Is there a similar app for Android, Blackberry, or any other ...
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iOS app store submission - including a screenshot that isn't a screenshot of the app [closed]

Along with the screenshots of my app, I'd like to include a screenshot that shows what my app delivers e.g. an SMS message (picture is just for reference): One of the features of the app is to send ...
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How can I restore an app on my iPad if it isn't available in the Store anymore?

I was using ios version 4 till yesterday, and I just upgraded the version. Some apps which I purchased before cannot be found in the app store or in the itunes purchases section. what is to be done??
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Service which monitors when apps are updated?

I have a couple of old applications which I adore, but really don't want to have on my iPhone at the moment, because they're terrible in iOS6 / iPhone 5 and haven't been updated for over a year. I'd ...
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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.