Transfer of iPhone Apps
Although both Open System Consultants and AirSpayce tried very hard to convince Apple to transfer those apps seamlessly to AirSpayce, Apple declined to do that. The only option that Apple allowed was for OSC to remove the Apps from sale in the App Store and for AirSpayce to re-add them to the App Store as if they were brand new Apps.
This is extremely unfortunate for previous purchasers of these Apps, since it means the free upgrade path to later versions of the Apps was lost.
This means that people who previously bought these Apps from OSC are not able to get free updates to more recent versions sold by AirSpayce. The only option to get a more recent version is to purchase the App again. We, like our customers, find this outcome extremely disappointing. We wish it did not have to be so, and we tried hard to convince Apple otherwise. Unfortunately there is nothing AirSpayce can do to make this situation better for prior customers. We are very sorry about this, and wish it did not have to be that way.
If you purchased one of these Apps from Open System Consultants and do not wish to upgrade to a more recent version, then you do not have to purchase the App again. If you wish to upgrade your iOS device and keep using the old version of the App, you may be able to use the procedure described here. However, Apple have obsoleted some devices and iOS versions, and they have introduced new devices that are incompatible with old Apps. Therefore it may not be possible to transfer the old version of iBal to a new device or version of iOS.
Since acquiring these Apps, AirSpayce has invested heavily in supporting new Apple devices and versions of iOS, and has introduced many new features and support for many new aircraft in iBal Rotary, and we will continue to provide regular, free updates and support for the latest version.
If you would like to provide feedback to Apple about the situation that has
resulted from Apple’s policies, see