Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Apple’s Fix for Corrupt Binaries

Marco Arment updates yesterday’s corrupt App Store binaries shitstorm:

• All reviews for the “current version” are reset, since there’s a new current version.

• The fixed binaries will show up as “Updates” in the App Store app and iTunes.

The latter is a big deal. Without that, the only easy way for customers to force their phones to download a working version was to delete the broken app and redownload it from the Store.

Smart. As far as I know, this didn’t change the version string in any way (contrary to the Hacker News discussion)—it’s just a forced redownload if the app was updated within the past day or two.