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Submission + - Man moves to US and is told to repurchase all apps (wordpress.com)

kthreadd writes: Andreas Fredriksson describes the downside of app stores when moving between countries:

I recently moved from Sweden to the US. Now that my bank is here in the US, I switched my Apple account over to the US region.

Doing so made everything under “Purchases” and “Updates” disappear in the Mac App Store. After a long frustrating email exchange I was told by the App Store support that apps are tied to a region, so if you have downloaded an app in one region it’s forever tied to that region. Their message was: You have to keep your account in the Swedish region to receive updates. Note that this applies even to free stuff like Twitter!

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Man moves to US and is told to repurchase all apps

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What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.