Apple Mac App Store bug gives trial, illegally downloaded software for free

By IVCPOST Staff Reporter

Oct 24, 2013 10:20 AM EDT

A bug in the Mac App Store had turned downloaded trial copies or illegally downloaded version of various software to free and legal copies. According to a Huffington Post report, the iWork, iLife and Aperture were affected. This meant that Aperture, which costs GBP 54.99 got downloaded for free. The report added that a lot of users got automatically upgraded since the App Store decided which software would be updated for a particular user. Apparently, Apple had already noticed the problem as it had removed the trial versions of its software from the Mac App Store.

According to a report on news website The Verge, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said there were already over a million apps available in the App Store. So far, over 60 billion total apps were already downloaded, an increase from the 50 billion milestone announced by the firm in May this year. According to The Verge, these downloads resulted to a total of USD 13 billion in payouts to developers.

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