Over the past few hours, anumber of MacRumors readers havereported seeing dozens or even hundreds ofpending app updates showing in theApp Store on their iOS devices, including for many apps that were already recently updated by the users. In many cases, the dates listed on these new app updates extend back as far as ten days.
Apple has not shared any information as to why updates for these already up-to-date apps are being reissued, but some users suspect it may be related to the recent "This app is no longer shared with you" issue that was preventing some users from launching certain apps unless they areoffloaded or deleted and then reinstalled.
It's possible there was an issue with an expired certificate or other credential related to app sharing, and Apple has had to reissue these updates to include a valid certificate on each of the affected apps in order to fix the issue.
So if you're seeing an unusual number of app updates available in the App Store, you're not alone.