Beta versions of the iPhone and iPod touch 3.0 firmware indicate that convenient, free re-downloading of App Store purchases directly to the phone will be phased out. Previously purchased apps can still be re-downloaded for free through iTunes and then synced, so most Apple watchers are guessing the move is an anti-piracy stance against iTunes account "sharing." Still, if you'd like to avoid the hassle, you might want to re-download any apps you've spent money on now, before the 3.0 firmware drops (presumably after the June 8-12 Worldwide Developers' Conference). [The iPhone Blog]
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