Apple responds to App Store download corruption

Apple on Thursday responded to problems that came to light yesterday where corrupt files were downloaded from the App Store.

“We had a temporary issue that began yesterday with a server that generated DRM code for some apps being downloaded, it affected a small number of users,” an Apple representative told The Loop. “The issue has been rectified and we don’t expect it to occur again. Users who experienced an issue launching an app caused by this server bug can delete the affected app and re-download it.”

  • Did Apple really say “effected app”?

  • Did Steve really write, “Did Apple really say “effected app”??

  • No, they said “affected”.

  • Panagiotis Korros

    Removing an app also removes its data, and there is no way to restore the data of an individual app from a backup. This means data loss for a lot of people.

  • @ChristoDeluxe

    I note this morning that my iTunes just offered me updates to (I think) all the apps I’ve updated in the last 3-4 days again, as if they were new versions. All the version numbers were the same as before, so Apple must have a way to trigger a software update even when there’s no new actual version from the developer.

  • Lisa Pearlman

    Hmmmm…I updated like 10 apps yesterday…I will have to test them all I guess