Sorry, I forgot to mention that there was no option to pay to remove the ads. What I would like from Apple is an option to revert to the previous version of an app in case an update messes it up in some way. Which in this case, is the look. That way, developers will play nice and give me an option of paying to remove ads, instead of forcing me to put up with the nasty pop ups.
Lots of times, updates also have functional bugs and a revert option would really help. There is a workaround right now. Just download a version of every app that you like, in iTunes on your computer. And restore that version if an update goes north. That’s what I did in this case but it’s not an optimal solution.