It is no secret that pandemic has affected many industries adversely. However, Apple has bucked the trend with impressive growth. The latest report claims that an average iPhone user has spent 38 percent more on apps and in-app purchases in 2020 compared to 2019. Sensor Tower’s report adds that an average iPhone user has spent $138 in 2020 on games and apps in the US.
The COVID-19 led lockdowns last year across the world led to a massive increase in consumer spending on apps and games. That trend is still continuing as consumers reportedly spent $32 billion on IAPs across iOS and Google Play in the first quarter of 2021.
Apple is facing severe opposition from developers over the App Store fees. The Epic Vs. Apple’s battle further bought the issue to the forefront. The disgruntled developer community had pinned their hopes on Arizona House Bill 2005 to allow alternate payment methods on Android and iOS.
After nearly three years of slumber, Bitcoin has finally woken up and registered a new all-time high. The cryptocurrency space is garnering a lot of attention, and the number of crypto scammers seems to have increased as well. An iPhone user had a rude shock when he realized he had lost his entire life saving of $600,000 in Bitcoin. He is now blaming Apple for allowing the fake app on the App Store.
Apple has told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that developers have multiple ways to reach iOS users and are not limited to just using the App Store.
A few days after a developer questioned Apple about the fake reviews and rating on the App Store, a report has been published which highlights that a total of 204 fleeceware apps have scammed users of over $400 million.
Apple’s trouble with app maker only seems to be mounting. The Cupertino company has taken the flak for high App Store fees as regulators across many regions have launched an investigation. Now the founder of Proton technologies, Andy Yen, has written an open letter to Apple. Proton Technologies is the company behind ProtonVPN iOS and Proton Mail.
In the past few years, Apple has been facing the wrath of antitrust agencies. Now EU antitrust investigators are going to reveal the findings of their investigations into Apple in upcoming weeks. Trouble seems to be mounting for the Cupertino company as the UK said it would launch an investigation into the App Store.
In the recent past we have seen several scam apps on App Store, A recent report exposed how these scam apps end up cheating users out of millions of dollar every year. The developers create fake app reviews and take all the efforts to make the app look genuine.
Users are experiencing issues with App Store. The update button next to individual apps is missing/hidden. In other words, users are not able to update their apps to the latest version in the App Store or even check for an Update.