Remember: Starting Tomorrow, No iTunes App Store Additions or Updates for a Week

Remember: Starting Tomorrow, No iTunes App Store Additions or Updates for a Week

I have mentioned that the flurry of activity this past week on the iTunes is related to the ‘freeze’ that will be in place from the 23rd through the 28th. Well, iTunes Connect sent out a reminder message, so I figured I’d do the same!

Basically it comes down to this: the state of the App Store today will remain identical until the 29th, when whatever new additions or price changes or updates have been pending will go into effect.

One interesting side-effect is that if a publisher mistakenly scheduled a price change for during this time, it will make the app unavailable for purchase from the time of the effective change until the 29th! Let’s hope no one did that!

In general I think this is a great idea – with more and more games I own coming in at 500+MB, and Apple anticipating heavy server loads with folks activating and filling up new hardware as well as using up all those iTunes gift cards, the last thing they need is all sorts of updates being pushed out and new price changes causing issues if the load causes outages and so on. Ultimately this is in all of our best interest!

Personally after getting more than 20 app updates every day for the last week I am glad for the down-time. So enjoy your holiday and see you on the other side!

Source: TiPb

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!
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  • David Goodspeed

    I did not get this message so naturally when I went to sync my iphone it did not behave as normal. I kept getting messages in languages other than US english. Of course, my teammates are on top of things so a quick check over here set me straight where Apple once again fell a bit short. Thanks GearDiary and Happy Holidays to all!

  • David Goodspeed

    I think it was the SNL character Roseanne Roseanna Danna who said “Oh, that’s very different. Never mind.”
    Well, never mind my previous post. Seems the foreign (to me) language was just an Apple advert for “find my iphone.” I got the english version this morning and clicked “never mind” and sync went back to normal.
    Never Mind….

  • DocTonyNYC

    Actually, David, it was Emily Litella who said that. Same actress (Gilda Radner), different character–both hysterical.