A few months back “ on iPhone OS firmware 2.2.x “ there were some severe issues with the App Store and showing correct information for app updates.  One minute you ‘d be shown that zero updates were available, then moments later you ‘d see 10 available updates, and many long-ago applied updates would show up […]
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App Store Updates Weirdness Back?

App Store updates weirdness

A few months back “ on iPhone OS firmware 2.2.x “ there were some severe issues with the App Store and showing correct information for app updates.  One minute you ‘d be shown that zero updates were available, then moments later you ‘d see 10 available updates, and many long-ago applied updates would show up as being new / needed.  In short, you were consistently seeing unreliable and inaccurate information on the Updates tab.

iPhone OS 3.0 fixed this issue.  But I ‘m seeing it rear its ugly, annoying head again in the last few days.

Today for instance, within the space of one minute, the Updates tab told me I had:

No updates available “ as shown in the screencap top of this post

4 updates available

App Store updates

5 updates available

5Updates

And then it showed 4 updates again.  Each time I pressed the Updates button (which refreshes the count) I got a different answer “ just like in the bad old days of March.

Normally, I would see whether a restart would correct the issue “ but at the moment I ‘m keen on testing out how long the new 3GS can continue its Iron Man type performance without requiring a reboot (12 days and counting), and the issue is not yet severe enough to merit breaking up that test.

Anyone else seeing these or similar issues with the Updates tab?  Have you restarted?  If so, did it fix it and / or keep it fixed?  I wonder whether there ‘s a fix for this waiting in 3.1.

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