‘This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate’
Apple appears to be pushing updates to apps that haven’t been updated recently, with users noticing a flurry of updates appearing in the App Store dated back to 2014 with the message ‘This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.’
Why are updates from five years ago randomly appearing as new updates?? pic.twitter.com/3KfmcxqrY6
— 🅳🅈🄻🄰🄽 (@DylanMcD8) July 30, 2020
In a screenshot shared by developer Dylan McDonald, apps last updated back in 2014/2015 can be seen in the Updates queue, all of which have the ‘This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.’ message shown above the What’s New text for the last developer-pushed update.
Based on the various screenshots shared to Twitter, it would appear that the updates apply to apps that haven’t been updated over the last two years, with the updates appearing to have started showing in the Updates queue as of earlier this month.
Two of my apps are showing up as updated with the following note:
“This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.” pic.twitter.com/9IxAGXkolY
— Kian Lim (@XCool) July 18, 2020
It is worth noting that not all infrequently updated apps have received the Apple update as of yet.