Well, well, well, Apple enthusiasts, have you heard the latest update drama? With iOS 17.2 and tvOS 17.2 rolling out, it seems like Apple has decided to play a little game of ‘Now You See It, Now You Don’t’ with our beloved TV show and movie wishlists. That’s right, folks – the wishlists have mysteriously vanished, leaving many of us wondering, “What on earth happened?”
Let’s set the scene: You’ve been lovingly curating your wishlist on the iTunes Store app, adding movies and TV shows, eagerly waiting for sales to hit. But hold up! With the new updates, Apple has decided to redirect all purchasing and viewing to the Apple TV app, and guess what got lost in transit? Yep, your precious wishlists.
Some of you diligent wishlist makers might still see your lists on the iOS iTunes Store app, but for many, it’s as if they never existed. And for those who compiled lists on Apple TV – sorry, but it looks like they’ve entered the void. Just imagine the frustration of one Reddit user who’s been building their wishlist for a decade, with over 400 movies! Poof! Gone without a trace.
Now, Apple’s alternative is the “+” button on the Apple TV app that adds content to the ‘Up Next‘ feature. But let’s be honest, it’s not quite the same as our good ol’ wishlist, right? It’s like replacing a neatly organized bookshelf with a pile of books on the floor.
The plot thickens with the removal of the option to purchase shows and movies from the iTunes Store app on iPhones and iPads. Apple’s consolidation move may have its reasons, but it’s left quite a few of us scratching our heads.
So, what’s the deal? Will Apple bring back wishlists in some form, or are they gone for good? If history is any indicator (remember the App Store wishlists saga in iOS 11?), the future of our wishlists looks a bit bleak.
For now, we’re left to reminisce about our carefully curated wishlists and adapt to this unexpected plot twist in the Apple ecosystem. Keep your fingers crossed, and who knows? Maybe Apple will surprise us. Until then, happy browsing in the Apple TV app – just don’t get too attached to that ‘Up Next’ list!