If you’ve been experiencing issues updating a few of your apps on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch over the last day or so, you weren’t alone. Apparently a bug found its way into Apple and when developers would push a new update—that was fully working—to Apple, it broke down when Apple pushed it out to the App Store. Because the issue was on Apple’s end, even if users deleted an app that was affected, reinstalling said app still didn’t fix the issue.
Apple was on the issue quickly and has issued a statement to The Loop, re-affirming the issue has now been fixed and anyone who was having problems, before, can delete the affected apps and re-install them, now that the bug has been “squashed.”
“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.”
Apple says that only a small number of users were affected, but with over 250 million iOS users, we need to ask, what is a “small” percentage of users?