No More Free App Re-Downloads On iPhones

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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    This is actually ridiculous.

    Ignoring the fact that I barely use iTunes and I only installed it yonks ago so that I could activate my phone, it also prevents me doing what I do a lot and that is downloading apps when I'm out and about.

    So what? Now I have to wait till I'm home before I can download an app that I've already purchased? What if I'm on holiday somewhere? Ridiculous.

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