Last week, it was reported that Apple had removed hundreds of thousands of apps from the App Store due to a new rule against spam and clone apps. Now, another report details that in China’s App Store alone, Apple has removed over 58,000 apps in the last couple of weeks.
Chat or IM apps in China like WeChat and a handful of others offer the ability to send small tips to a contact’s personal mobile wallet. A new report now mentions that Apple has asked WeChat and a handful of other Chinese developers to disable this function. Part of the reason Apple is doing this is because a tip sent through an app constitutes an in-app purchase, and Apple is entitled to a 30% cut from every such transaction, as per the App Store policies.
John Sculley owns a number of Apple products, but he hasn’t yet adopted an Apple Watch. The former Apple CEO, who served from 1983 to 1993, believes that the device still doesn’t have enough “utility” to be a must-have — but there are some things he’d like to see from it.
With more than 500 million users affected, XcodeGhost is the biggest security breach to hit iOS. One security firm suggests that the malware has made its way into more than 344 apps so far, and here’s a list of those that are confirmed to have been affected.
PSA: iOS Malware ‘XcodeGhost’ affects more than 50 iOS apps, including popular apps like WeChat and CamCard
Late last week, Chinese iOS developers found a new iOS and OS X malware called ‘XcodeGhost’, which they revealed through Weibo (a.k.a China’s Twitter).
While Apple didn’t exactly tell us much we didn’t already know about the Apple Watch during its Spring Forward event yesterday, we did get an early glimpse at some of the wearable’s first apps. In case you missed them, you can check them out right here.