I would love to see Apple implement a feature to allow users to turn off auto-updating on a per-app basis. There’s a mission-critical (for me) iPad app that has pushed an update in the past that broke something for certain users. I wasn’t bitten by that one, but know some users who were. Because of that, I have all auto-updates turned off on my iPad.
The trend of more and more subscription-based apps makes the need for this more universal. If I have an app that announces plans to go to a subscription model, I’d like the opportunity to turn off auto-updates for that particular app, but not be stuck with dozens of updates when I peek at the App Store once a week.
Is there any reason this wouldn’t work or doesn’t make sense for Apple? They already allow us to leave all updates set to “manual,” so it can’t be a security issue. Is it a hard technical problem to solve or are there business reasons it’s not used that I’m not considering?