Apparently that some app developers are experiencing a perplexing drawback relating to App Store refunds. Particularly, Apple appears to be permitting massive numbers of app refunds years after their purchase by means of instructional reductions.
As reported via Mac developer Michael Tsai on his personal blog, no less than some refunds seem to be associated with copies of apps purchased in bulk for academic customers. With regards to Air Show 2 developer Dave Howell, as an example, 500 copies of the app have been refunded with out rationalization just about two years after they have been bought.
9/14/14: Bought 500 edu copies of Air Show 2.— Dave Howell (@DSHowell) April 30, 2016
4/25/16: All 500 refunded.
No rationalization, touch, and even buyer identify.#DamnYouApple
And Howell is not on my own; iOS recreation developer Little White Undergo has also reported seeing bulk refunds happen on instructional purchases after two years. Apparently, Tapbots developer Paul Haddad reviews that behind schedule refunds don't seem to be restricted to instructional purchases; person purchases have proven up years down the street as smartly.
The App Retailer weirdness with refunds is not restricted to instructional purchases. I nonetheless see person gross sales and refunds of Tweetbot iPhone 2.— Paul Haddad (@tapbot_paul) May 1, 2016
It is unclear how popular the issue is, however having to factor refunds years down the road with out rationalization — particularly in bulk — can be problematic for any developer.
Are you a developer who has noticed this occur with your app? If this is the case, percentage your revel in within the feedback under!