Apple apparently fixes bug that stifled iOS app downloads

A glitch had kept users from getting beyond the Terms & Conditions screen to where they could download apps, music, and more. It seems to have been resolved.

Apple's App Store Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Apple iOS users can once again download apps, music, and other items without being trapped in a Terms & Conditions loop.

Yesterday, people posting in Apple's Support Communities and elsewhere started complaining that they couldn't get past the new Terms & Conditions screen. Recently updated, this screen requires iOS users to agree to Apple's lengthy list of service requirements before they can download items.

Despite agreeing to the terms, users kept seeing the same screen pop up over and over again, stopping them from downloading new apps, music, books, movies, and TV shows.

But as of this morning, if not earlier, the glitch had apparently been fixed, according to MacRumors and other sources. I received the new Terms & Conditions screen on my iPhone this morning and was able to get past it with no trouble.

The bug affected purchases via Apple's App Store and iTunes on both iOS devices and the Mac, MacRumors said.

Users of the Mac App Store and iTunes Match were also stuck in the loop. The problem itself may have been confined to just the United States.

CNET has contacted Apple for comment and will update the story if the company responds.


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