Google’s own iOS apps were begging for updates that don’t exist, but the company says it was because of a bug

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Google hasn’t updated many of its iOS apps in weeks, perhaps to avoid potential criticism from what might be revealed from Apple’s new mandatory App Store privacy labels. But for a little while on Wednesday, some of Google’s own iOS apps seemed to be complaining about the wait: we were seeing confusing notices inside Gmail, Google Maps and Google Photos saying that the apps were out of date — even though there aren’t newer versions of the apps available (via Techmeme editor Spencer Dailey).

But we aren’t seeing the notices now, and Google says they were there because of a bug. “We’ve identified a bug and an update has been rolled out to resolve this issue,” Google said in a statement.

While the notice was appearing, you could see it when…

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Author: Jay Peters