So, to summarize, Apple apparently changed their password verification rule so that a valid password created three years ago does not pass the new verification rule (with a new set of letters, numbers, symbols, etc.) and stopped my from using the App Store.
Monday, January 10, 2011
A Minor Problem Buying Software Through App Store
I saw Apple's new App Store on my Mac's dock and wanted to try it. I wanted to buy Angry Birds for $4.99. After clicking the Buy button, App Store kept saying that it could not process my request. I tried doing the same thing three times over two days in case the problem was temporary but I failed every time. Each time, the App Store asked me to review my Apple ID information and I noticed finally that the rule for acceptable password seemed to be different from the last time I created my password. So, I tried logging in my Apple ID account and changed my password to satisfy the new password verification rule. After that, App Store let me buy software with no problem.