Apple Will Charge You To Redownload That App
As we loom closer to the public debut of Firmware 3.0 for the iPhone and the new App Store policies that follow, we’re already seeing some of those changes take effect. Notably, Apple’s App review policy is making a drastic change but also a limit is being placed on how Apps can be downloaded.
Previously, you could download an App and redownload it free of cost after you’ve deleted it but now, Apple will be charging you. However, you’re given the option to download said App in iTunes on your computer. The only reasonable explanation is Apple’s fear of “piracy” as iPhone owners could log in to multiple iTunes accounts and download Apps for free that were already bought by their friends in Firmware 3.0.
Via: The iPhone Blog
Interesting change this. And quite reasonable.
I’ve always been surprised by Apple’s generosity with iPhone apps. I’ve got my iPhone and 2 iPod touches all using my iTunes account. Thus we only need to buy apps once instead of 3 times.
I wonder how developers feel about that
This is absurt and just like Apple.
In the weirdest case you loose all your apps, you have to buy it all again?
And you “can’t” delete apps, because maybe if they will be updated with the function you were waiting for you have to pay again.
The dreadful crappy iTunes will be more slower to keep track of all those apps.
Why does have Apple to charge its customers for this service???
I don’t get it :(