Earlier today we told you guys about a bug affecting a select number of apps in the App Store. Basically, there are about 70 applications that have been updated in the past 24 hours, except instead of being improved by the update, the apps were corrupted. Many speculated that the problem was on Apple’s side, and not the fault of the developers. In true Apple fashion, the Cupertino-based company was tight-lipped about the issue for several hours, but Apple has finally acknowledged the issue.
Reports claim the company is contacting developers via email and support forums. What’s more, Apple released a very short statement to one developer, confirming the bug.
“We are aware of the issue related to apps crashing after update. We are currently working on resolving the issue. Stay tuned for updates.”
Apparently the issue is related to Apple’s FairPlay DRM. It looks like the affected apps weren’t fully encrypted, which made them appear invalid to Apple’s DRM server. It seems there’s a pretty easy fix – just delete and re-download an app – but the issue isn’t quite so easy to get rid of if you’re the developer.
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