Apple Store for iPhone receives a criptic update

The Apple Store app for iPhone received an update today with the following release notes:

Requires iOS 4.0 or later

Holy cryptic release notes Batman! My guess is that the update is actually in preparation for the pending release of the iPhone 5. What do you think?

[App Store link, thanks Jonathan!]

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Jon Wilson says:

I thought the exact thing. I'm hoping Apple has invented the technology to let me perform a hardware upgrade to the iPhone 5 via a software update ;)

Dickerson says:

I'm hoping this update would offer a trade in where after purchasing the iPhone 5 my iPhone 4 will magically upgrade to 5! Woohoo!

jcrocks316 says:

An update for a game app says "optimized for iOS 5" the pic is on my forum. jcrocks316

Earless Puppy says:

devs have had ios5 for a while, of course you will start seeing that

Corvette says:

Is Sprint getting the iPhone 5

Hasaranga99 says:

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Skop says:

IT will allow you to buy iOS 5 on the iphone 3GS....:)

west3man says:

The title typo looks bad.

Alan Johnson7467 says:

I would assume that this is related to the iCloud backup purge that's occurring this week.

Don says:

It's likely some sort of malware fix that apple doesn't want to talk about.

HungWell says:

CRYPTIC? This is why this country is going to hell in a handbasket. People who write for a living can't spell.

Bob says:

That's how u spell cryptic. Idiot

HungWell says:

You're the idiot. If you read everything, she had it wrong and fixed it.

Adaromas says:

This is the the first time the Apple Store App has been released in the Australian App store to my knowledge. My guess is this is just a rerelease of the App for all markets.

Gerry says:

This is not showing up in the Canadian App Store yet.

Usa Rocks says:

Canadian's need to wait 6-8 weeks for delivery

UkimeNikushimi says:

This update added support for international iTunes Stores I think. I'm in Australia and I can now download (and use) the Apple Store app whereas before, I wasn't able to.