UPDATE: It seems that Apple has fixed this issue, as all my apps are now appearing and updating via iTunes, so hopefully this is the same for everyone else. About time Apple !
UPDATE 2: So it seems I was premature in my praise of Apple and the issue is not actually fixed (see comments). At this stage my feeling is that I can now update my app’s by taking advantage of the “bug” that allows the iPhone/iPad to still update app’s I purchase from the old country store. Looking back my Mac started updating these apps about the time I enabled wi-fi sync on those devices, so perhaps this is a possible work around ?
Are you moving country?
Did you buy a whole heap of apps in your old countries iTunes store ?
Then you probably know the pain that many others are suffering.
Due to some crazy “un-apple” like reason you cannot update those app’s in your new country. The most frustrating thing is that iTunes will recognize when there is an update and tell you, but when you hit the update button, you get a nice screen telling you that all your apps are unto date… yet a notification badge will appear on you app’s menu bar, telling you other wise.
The most frustrating thing is that you have no idea which app needs updating.
You like most will then contact Apple support, which will then give you the silly work around of login back into your original country, changing all your credit card details and information back to exactly how they were before you moved, and then updating. Lets not even mention the fact that this may not be possible if you cancelled your old bank account. Read More…
If you are getting stuck logging into the new iCloud after migrating from MobileMe with an error that your password is incorrect… its actually your user name thats wrong.
To fix it make sure you have @me.com at the end of your user name.
For e.g. “firstname.lastname@example.org”
By default when iCloud sets up/does the migration, it only seems to put in the “myusername” bit and forgets to add “@me.com”
Thus you get an wrong password error ! Read More…
Just finished a chat with Apple support, where I asked the question if I would recieve a refund for my recently renewed MobileMe subscription.
The answer is a resounding ‘got no idea‘. So my guess is they are still figuring out how much of a backlash they will get from customers who feel gipped by this.
While its nice that they extended MobileMe, its gonna be kinda useless once the free iCloud hits, and when I switch I will still have approximately 9 months of paid MobileMe which will be useless.
Thats about AUS$90 worth ($119/year =$10/month) which is not a small amount of money.
I hope Apple does the right thing here and at the very least provides an iTunes store credit for the un-used months. Read More…