Apple has removed all 181 vaping apps from the App Store following reports that 42 people in the US have died from lung disease due to the use of e-cigarettes.
Apple announced a new way for users to sign-in to their favorite apps earlier this year. The Sign-in with Apple boasts of superlative security features. Apple received flak from the developer’s community when they make it mandatory for all apps to offer the new Sign-in method. However, the company has imposed a deadline of 2020 for existing apps while new apps need to implement the changes before going live on the App Store.
A report from CNBC highlights and details Apple’s growing App Store review team, their workflow, increasing workload, and more.
Ahead of WWDC 2019, Apple is highlighting all the apps and games from developers who won the WWDC scholarship on the App Store. The company is highlighting the apps in a featured App Store story.
Over the last couple of months, Apple has come under a lot of criticism for its App Store practices. After Spotify launched the ‘Time to Play Fair’ campaign, Apple received another blow when the Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit against the company’s monopoly over the App Store to go ahead. Now, Apple has made a new page live on its website where it highlights its role in running the App Store smoothly and how it takes responsibility for everything that’s on it.
Apple’s system status page shows that it is currently having an outage with the App Store, Apple TV, and the Mac App Store. The page states that certain users might not be able to access the App Store, download apps or make purchases until the issue is rectified.
It’s probably not a shock to hear that Apple does not consider its App Store to be a monopoly. But now it has to actually make a case for that. Before the lawsuit moves forward, though, Apple is already coming out swinging.
A lot of Apple’s services are currently running just fine. Like Apple Music, Apple Pay, and the other major tentpole iCloud elements. However, if you have been running into issues buying digital goods from Apple’s various app stores, you aren’t the only one.
FTC Says Apple, Google Removed Three Dating Apps From Their App Stores Because They Allowed Minors to Sign Up
A trio of dating apps all maintained by the same company have been removed from Apple’s and Google’s app stores. According to the Federal Trade Commission, these apps let minors sign up.