All psyched to download that update for that favorite application of yours on your iOS device? Not so fast – word has been spreading like wildfire through the Twitters and elsewhere today that many recently updated or added applications to the App Store are facing some pretty hefty corruption issues, supposedly at the fault of a faulty copy of Apple’s FairPlay DRM.
According to many reports, signs of an affected application is one that has been recently updated or added on the App Store, and one that is crashing immediately on launch. There’s no fix to this, unfortunately, other than to wait it out and for Apple to replace the bad binaries with good ones, which considering the severity of the issue should be sooner rather than later.
This is, of course, creating major headaches for developers, who are now scrambling to deal with irate customers leaving unfairly negative feedback onto their affected applications. Many have pointed out that Apple gives developers basically zero tools to combat this sort of problem, with developers unable to even respond to negative feedback.