Apple Working on Fix for Corrupted App Store Downloads [Update: Fixed]
According to our developer sources, Apple has now responded to numerous complaints in its Developer Forums with a brief statement posted by username “iTunesConnect.”Apple is also emailing developers regarding the issue and including contact information for support issues, with one developer who was able to speak to a support representative being told that Apple has a dedicated team working on the issue. More details will be made available as Apple investigates the problems.
The statement reads: “We are aware of the issue related to apps crashing after update. We are currently working on resolving the issue. Stay tuned for updates.”
Update: Apple has now issued an official statement to AllThingsD:
“We had a temporary issue that began yesterday with a server that generated DRM code for some apps being downloaded,” Apple said in a statement to AllThingsD. Apple said it affected only a small number of users.Update 2: Macworld reports that Apple will be removing one-star app reviews given by users as a result of the issue.
“The issue has been rectified and we don’t expect it to occur again,” Apple said. Those who have an affected app can re-download it from the App Store.
Update 3: As noted by MacStories, Apple has apparently removed all reviews stemming from the corrupted versions of the apps.