Connection Timeout Error on iPhone App Store

I was looking to install an app (Hipstamatic) that I had removed from my Apple iPhone. Apple had yet another example of the ineffectiveness of end-user license agreements in my way. I clicked through only to be stymied by “Connection Timeout” window.

Various sources on-line say to check your date and time to make sure it is accurate. Mine was.

Others said to reboot your device. I did with no noticeable impact.

Yet others said to re-synch with iTunes. I don’t like iTunes. I don’t use iTunes. I don’t have iTunes. I don’t even have a machine that can run iTunes. I rely on my kids’ Macbooks if I absolutely need to do something with iTunes, otherwise I avoid it like the plague.

The solution was to log out of the app store. It took me a while to find that option at the bottom of the main App Store page. I logged out. I logged in. Now I could click through to the install page.

Hope this helps!

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I really like this theme from mono-lab that I’m using. The drawback is that the “body” section can only have one of three fixed sizes.

On my PCs and laptops there is no issue with the largest setting. But my netbook doesn’t display the whole thing even when I remove all of the window manager chrome.

Folks, live with it. You can use the mobile view of this site, RSS, or else run it though something like Readability. I don’t track stats or do any advertising, so I’m not too concerns how you get here.