Written by: Adam Christianson
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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 456. This week I’m joined by David Sparks (MacSparky) and Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken) as we discuss the latest happening in the world of Apple. In this episode we cover: DOJ Proposed eBook price fixing Settlement, the The App ‘new world order’, Obama veto on Apple product ban, and the Google Chromecast
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A comment on your show #456. I think you stated that older Apps bought from the App Store will always be available for re-download should someone need to rebuild there iPhone. This is not the case. Developers can pull there old releases from the App Store anytime they want. This is why Apple recommends you back up your own Apps and iTunes media yourself. Of course this is a marketing and support decision on the part of the App publisher.
When I worked for AppleCare support, it was common that a customer needed to restore their phone, but didn’t back up their Apps. If some of their Apps were no longer available on the Store, they had to buy the updated App, or contact the developers to get a copy of the old App that they paid for.
If they had synced with iTunes and had the old App locally, it would have been no problem. But many people never sync with their Mac.
Also, I recently got a message from 1Password stating they were pulling my version from the App Store. They still support it, but development has ended, and it will no longer be updated or available for download. Something about Dropbox integration will no longer work. I expect more and more of this will happen as Apps on the Store begin to age and drop by the wayside.
The new world order!
Thank you for the show! You provide lots of great Mac news so that I don’t have to dig it up myself.