Kindle for iOS is safe now, ah, we think
How could I resist something like this? A bug in Amazon Kindle for iOS 3.6.1 de-registers the iPad or iPhone, deleting all content and settings from the device. Because of the iTunes Store review process, Amazon resorts to posting a warning that existing customers shouldn't install the app. What's wrong with this picture? That's my question for you, oh faithful, snarky commenters (surely you have words for me, too -- ouch).
Amazon's app note: "There is a known issue with this update. If you are an existing Kindle for iOS user, we recommend you do not install this update at this time". That was hours and days ago. Today, Amazon bumped up the app to v3.6.2, which supposedly resolves the problem. I don't have an iOS device, so would you mind checking for us all please -- lab rat in the Kindle Store.
For those folks panicking about deleted content, you can breathe easy. Amazon keeps everything in the cloud. Your books are just gone from the device, which can easily and quickly be registered and resynced.
My colleague Alan Buckingham asked when I told him about the warning: "Do they also recommend buying a Kindle to fix the problem?" Hell, that's good marketing advice.