Slick software updates

Suddenly, the iTunes Application store is awash with updates for all my apps. The App Store application on the phone is also reporting updates. For different apps. The App Store application on the phone shows me release notes. The iTunes version doesn’t seem to have any way of seeing release notes. The iTunes version keeps complaining that I’ve bought this app already when downloading updates. And the interface keeps displaying messages about ‘purchasing..’ which makes me worry that I’m spending money. And the screen shot above isn’t exactly reassuring.

And now I’ve downloaded all these ‘updates’, I still have the same version numbers of everything on the phone. All the app bundles are the same size. I’ve downloaded the exact same apps again, except that now iTunes isn’t prompting me to download updates any more.

Using the iPhone-based app store actually updates the app. Except that far fewer apps are listed in the iPhone app store than are listed in iTunes.

So, yes. Feels slightly rushed, this.