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I just got an interesting glitch when trying to access the iOS app store. I really don't know how I will go about posting an image of it, because this iPod touch is my only way to browse the web right now, but it basically showed me a very HTML looking page stating that my apps were up to date. This was inside the app store app. So, is the app store just a website?

Edit: here's a screenshot I took of it: alt text

If that doesn't work click here to see it.

asked Jul 27 '11 at 18:02

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edited Jul 27 '11 at 18:15

The iOS App Store is not a website, but the way it grabs it's information is from various HTML files generated for the user. Sometimes when something goes wrong with the code, the App Store thinks "OMG! a web page!" and then loads it in a plain text format.

answered Jul 27 '11 at 18:15

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Daniel Brown

Ah ok. Tha makes sense.

(Jul 27 '11 at 18:17) Pizzscn Pizzscn's gravatar image

If it were to be in HTML, then that would be a waste of Apple's time, and would only be a matter of time before Jailbreakers figure out a way inside.

(Jul 27 '11 at 18:20) Daniel Brown Daniel%20Brown's gravatar image

The iOS app store is not a website. The jailbreaks app store is based on the design of the apple iOS app store, but in a HTML fashion

answered Jul 27 '11 at 18:04

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Well I'm not jailbroken. I'll try to post a screen shot I took of it later.

(Jul 27 '11 at 18:07) Pizzscn Pizzscn's gravatar image

It is probably code that the device did not display correctly and show its raw code

(Jul 27 '11 at 18:23) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

I have had a glitch before on the App store where I could scroll horizontally where the text was, not just the images/screenshots of the app I was viewing.

answered Jul 27 '11 at 18:06

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Huh wow...

(Jul 27 '11 at 18:16) Pizzscn Pizzscn's gravatar image

Yeah... has happened to me before...alt text

answered Jul 27 '11 at 18:27

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Wow. Next time it happens I should tap and hold one of the links and copy it's location to see where it leads.

(Jul 27 '11 at 21:49) Pizzscn Pizzscn's gravatar image
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