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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Which US Apple stores accept iTunes Gift Cards?

From time to time, retailers will discount iTunes Store Gift Cards and I'm tempted to stock up since discounts are enticing ways to shop. It appears that Apple has three sorts of gift cards available ...
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Can I give away my iPhone apps with my phone?

I had an iPhone 3G that I've given to my friend. I had a number of paid apps that I left on there in the hope my friend would be able to use them, however when he tries to sync iTunes tries to delete ...
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Verification required when attempting to purchase free app

When I'm trying to install a free app on my iPod, it'll say: Verification Required Before you can make purchases, you must tap continue to verify your payment info. Why do I see this when ...
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Can't install any app, App Store asks for credit card

I haven't been installing anything on my iPad Mini for the past few weeks. But previously, I just had to tap on "Install", enter my Apple ID password and go. Now, for every new application, even ...
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Free iOS app in Pending Contract

I recently renewed my iOS developer membership and noticed that my free app, which has been available in the store for a year, is now in Pending Contract status. There is no information whatsoever of ...
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Will Apple still accept new iOS 8.4 apps?

I have an app that's close to release. And of course, we didn't get in before iOS 9 came out. Does apple still accept new applications that work in both iOS 8.4 and iOS 9.x or are we limited to only ...
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How to remove apps from the “Purchased” list in the Mac OSX App Store?

I've installed a bunch of apps from the App Store, some free, some paid. Many of them are garbage, were uninstalled, and I don't intend to ever install them again. How can I remove (or hide) them ...
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What's the meaning/use of ?mt=8 and ?mt=12 in iTunes Preview and Mac App Store Preview URLs?

Examples http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wuala/id417749289?mt=8&ls=1   http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/wuala/id417749289?mt=8   ...
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“Unable to Download”/“Unable to Install” on iOS app update

Whenever I try to update one of my apps, it downloads 79%, stops for a moment, then the progress bar resets and one of two dialog boxes appears: Unable to Download Item "App Name" cannot be ...
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How do you hide App Store app updates that your version of iOS does not support?

I am running a first generation iPad with iOS 5.1.1 (the most recent version it will ever have) and I just noticed today that the application Shazam has just dropped support for iOS 5 on the latest ...
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does WiFi Assist of iOS 9 work when cellular data is turned off?

Cellular connection kicks in when the WiFi is weak, that's a nice feature in iOS 9: WiFi Assist. I have on question, when WiFi Assist is ON. Does it cause me cellular data in the following scenario: ...
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Invisible App Store updates

Nearly every time I see updates available on my iPhone (4, iOS 5.1) whilst browsing the app store, the list of updates is empty even when the badge says there are some. Selecting update all will ...
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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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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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If I have family-sharing do I have to buy everything through it?

If my family has family sharing, do I have to use the family credit card for every purchase, or can I buy some things on my own for my personal use and other things through the family sharing?
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How can I download free apps without registering an Apple ID?cool

"This Apple ID has not been yet been used before in the iTunes Store. Tap review to sign in, then review your account information." I keep getting this message when I try to install free apps ...
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How can I make in-app purchases with a different Apple ID than the app was purchased with?

I have three children with three iPods and recently gave them all their own Apple ID accounts so that their iTunes money would be separate. However, now they cannot buy apps to add on to their games ...
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Can I move app purchases from one Apple ID to another?

Can I move apps purchased with one Apple ID to another Apple ID? I am looking at purchasing a used iOS device and I want to be able to keep all the apps that are on the device (with permission of the ...
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Changing the type of an App to Universal App later in App Store?

Can I change the type of an submitted App in the App Store later? Initially I want to submit an iPhone only App, but later there might be an Universal App as well to support the iPad. Can this be ...
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Is there a way to have the Mac App Store check for updates automatically?

So a bit of an annoyance with the Mac App Store: if it isn't running, it doesn't seem to check for updates. 2 apps I use quite a bit, Evernote and Twitter have both had recent updates and it's taken ...
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“Show In-App Purchases” Not Showing In App Store

I have an app on the App Store that has In-App Purchases, but on the store there isn't a button that says "In-App Purchases" where a user can see what the IAP are. Where on mine ...
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Apps not installing/updating instantly on iOS 5.1

I noticed a strange thing since updating iOS to 5.1. Pretty much none of the apps I buy or update get installed instantly. They are often left hanging in "Waiting..." mode for several hours until ...
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Transferring purchases to different store

I made some purchases on the Egyptian store, now i'm on the US store and the items that i purchased is no longer available unless i switched back to the Egyptian store. Is there a way that I can use ...
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Apple’s enterprise distribution and management for iOS apps

Is there an easy way to distribute same iOS (iPad, iPhone) app to multiple enterprise clients? We develop custom “Enterprise apps” that can be utilized by various clients. These apps get linked ...
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Do I have to enter my real and true information when making Apple ID account?

Do I have to enter my real and true information when making Apple ID account? My country is not offered, it is not on the list of countries when I have making an Apple ID account. So, I can not enter ...
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How does FeaturePoints.com distribute its iOS app to the public without the App Store

On featurepoints.com, a free iOS app is offered for direct download. The download link uses an itms-service URL. ...
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“Advanced” App Store search

I would like to search the iPhone app store in such a way that I only see results that don't offer an in-app purchase. I know that Apple offers a data feed of all the App Store's data, so in principle ...
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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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What screenshots are actually required for submission?

I am confused. The apple guidelines say things like: If your app indicates that it is optimized for the iPhone 6, at least one 4.7-inch screenshot is required. Up to four additional screenshots ...
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How to delete an app stuck in update mode?

Several months ago the Groupon app had an update which I selected, but it never completed the update. It always shows up on the update list and when you tap it, it shows "Updating". The progress bar ...
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How can I change the currency on the App Store?

I bought my iPhone 4 in France, but since then moved to the US. I have changed my address, my phone number etc. associated with my Apple ID, but the prices of the apps in the App Store still appear ...
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Unable to change payment information to NONE in iOS Appstore

Ever since adding an iTunes gift card to my account, I'm getting verification requests like crazy. I can't even download free apps. It takes me to my payment info and when I try to select none, I ...
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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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Can I deauthorize all computers on iTunes, without being on an authorized computer?

I'm having issues installing apps on my new iPhone, because I am not authorized on my computer. In the last 8 years I've been changing computers and reset the OS a lot. I didn't think of a limit with ...
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Would Apple still take its 30% cut if I collect donations for charities in an app I develop?

I know that selling things without going through App Store In-App Purchases etc. is not allowed widely. Even apps like Dropbox historically had problems with it and even they use in-app purchases for ...
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What happens if I buy a paid game while it's free?

There's this game on the App Store called Flying Hamster HD, before it used to cost like $6 or something now it's free. My question is what happens if I do get it while it's free? When the price comes ...
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Is it possible to increase price of an App?

Is there any way to increase the price of an app being sold on the App Store? (Where one could increase the price as necessary). Where I could read more about App selling strategies?
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The iTunes Connect review process for submitted apps is not simple and linear

I have two apps in queue for review by Apple. I had uploaded two app recently. App 1 >> New App uploaded on 5-Jun-14 App 2 >> Update for app uploaded on 4-Jun-14 (one day before of App ...
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App Store notifications regarding price drops?

I've placed a few apps on my Wish List in the (iOS) App Store. Will I get some kind of automatic notification in case of a price drop? Or: Can I make it so, without using a third party app?
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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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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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How do I download an app to an iPad that asks for another user's password?

Probably going to sound wordy to explain but I've got an issue where my Apple ID is signed into my iPad but when I try to download an app it requests my ex girlfriends password for her Apple ID. When ...
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Get notified on new App Reviews?

Does anyone know of a solution (app or site) that will automatically notify me anytime I get a review on one of my iOS apps?
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If I buy an app in the App Store, will it work on future major releases or will I need to repurchase it?

I usually buy Apps in the Mac App Store and iOS App Store but I've always had the doubt, when I buy it, will the app be available in the future for the next releases or not? I never brought an App ...
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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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App Store download/installation status?

Does the AppStore not provide download / installation status? I clicked on get app, and all I see is "installing". No status, no feedback, nothing. Is this normal? I know Xcode is a big download, ...
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Does uploading new binary to iTunes Connect lose our place in the review queue?

Our iOS app is "Waiting for Review" on the iOS App Store. While "waiting for review," do we lose our place in the "waiting for review" queue each time we upload a new binary?
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What's the App Store policy on displaying a fake access popup request?

For humor, I was considering including a popup message much like this one in an App: But something like '"App" would like to access your hopes and dreams'. Would this spoof on a common Apple API ...
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What is the iOS developer payment schedule?

I'm planning to release an iPhone app next week. I have read that Apple pays out 45 days after the end of month (if threshold is reached). My developer account is linked to an address in India if that ...