First off I am sorry to @LSlowak if he has answered this particular issue but after searching this forum and the Steinberg forum I haven’t seen anything similar to my situation.
Cubasis 3 IAP transfer from Cubasis 2 (upgraded from Cubasis 2 LE promo offer) not working.
Several years ago I purchased a Tascam US 2x2 USB interface that included a code to upgrade Cubasis 2 LE on iOS to the full Cubasis 2 version. I bought Cubasis 2 LE on the App Store and using the promo offer I was able to upgrade to the full Cubasis 2. Over time I purchased every IAP purchase available. I like Steinberg’s products and don’t have an issue supporting the company within reason, so I just bought the new Cubasis 3 app.All information stated that Cubasis 2 IAP would be transferable to Cubasis 3.
When I installed Cubasis 3 and attempted to restore my Cubasis 2 IAP (app v.2.8.2) it did not work. No dialog box pop up, when I hit “restore purchases “ a notice saying no purchases found pops up.
I expected to see my Cubasis 2 IAP purchases transferred/honored in Cubasis 3. What actually happened was the exact opposite, nothing, no transfer, etc.
I am using an iPad Air 3 with iPadOS 13.2.3, the Cubasis 3 version is the brand new version from the store, the Cubasis 2 version is 2.8.2
I have run into issues over the years because of the upgrade path I took from Cubasis 2 LE to the full version. I once wrote on the Steinberg forum to @LSlowak suggesting that if the USB interface upgrade bonus promotion the company used for so long was such a big hassle why do it? Why not give customers like me the full version so this couldn’t be used as an excuse for bugs and compatibility issues in the future? Well here we are again…
I paid the $50 for version 3. I have purchased all of the IAP that Steinberg has made available through Cubasis. I have always put over Cubasis as a great piece of software for music production, writing positive reviews whenever possible. All I want is for my IAP’s to be usable in version 3, that’s it!
The only solution I could gather from this forum & Steinberg’s was something about a Cubasis 3 LE version coming in March and that may allow the IAP to be used?..The whole reason the LE version exists is for people to see how good the app is and then hopefully upgrade to the full version. Why are the LE to full version upgrades gimped like this? Just honor the app as the full version if someone upgrades!
I still want Cubasis 3 and don’t feel any of this inconvenience should be shouldered on the customer. Every time issues like this arise developers retreat behind the “Apple handles all the purchases, refunds, etc.” excuse, like there’s some cloudy confusion about their relationship with Apple. I do not want to wait months for what I just purchased. Either codes for the IAP’s in Cubasis 3 or an Apple Store credit for that amount should be provided. Because my only other option is what? Getting a full refund on the Cubasis 3 app? Because of the way I upgraded to Cubasis 2 from 2 LE the solution of me getting Cubasis 3 LE won’t work because it will then cost me more money to upgrade to the full version of 3. Come on man…
@Lslowak Lars I’d really appreciate your help with this. Thank you…