If you've ever bought an app through the App Store and, for whatever reason, decided you needed to request a refund from Apple, then kept on using it and even updated it, bad news for you — it looks like Apple has begun blocking that practice. If you legitimately had an issue and didn't want the app, you won't be affected. If you were taking advantage, those days are done.Fantastical developer Michael Simmons posted the new App Store behavior on Twitter:
The App Store no longer allows people who received a refund to reinstall or update the app with a clear message: pic.twitter.com/zR5drjVCke— Michael Simmons (@macguitar) May 24, 2014
That's great for developers who I'm sure will be more than pleased to see that the hole has finally been closed. Anything that keeps app scammers out of the system is all the better, however I do have to wonder why it took so long to close this seemingly rather obvious hole. Are you a developer who's happy to see this finally shut down? Let us know in the comments how you feel about it.