A new bill has been proposed in the Senate that could force Apple and Google to give up their App Store monopoly.
Numerous reports have highlighted how scam apps on Apple Store are going unchecked in the recent past. The majority of these apps charge an exorbitant fee while offering little or new features. This time around, App Store users from Australia have reported that Apple promoted scam apps in App Store feature.
Apple, this weekend, kicked an app called “Unjected” from the App Store. A report from Bloomberg claims that Apple booted the app because the app wasn’t following guidelines around COVID-19 and misinformation.
Earlier today, reports of Elon Musk asking Tim Cook to become Apple’s CEO took over the internet. However, shortly after the news broke, Elon Musk clarified that he hasn’t said anything regarding becoming Apple’s CEO to Tim Cook. He even said that he hasn’t talked to Tim Cook yet.
Popular fake review detector app Fakespot has been kicked from the Apple App Store. The app which helped people to spot fake reviews on popular shopping websites is no longer available on the App Store. According to a report from The Verge, it was Amazon that requested Apple to boot the app from the App Store.
A new study conducted by Comscore, sponsored by Facebook, claims that Apple discourages third-party app install on iPhone. The report, published by The Verge, claims that Apple’s first-party apps are so popular that people don’t feel the need to install apps from the App Store. Apple calls the study “seriously flawed.”
App Store’s billing system has often been criticized for not having a cap on the spending limit. A man in the UK has learned the lesson the hard way as he had to sell off his car in order to pay his son’s iPhone App Store bill.
The App Store has generated $41.5 billion in revenue for Apple in the first half of 2021. As per a Sensor Tower report, that’s a 22.1 percent growth compared to 2020.
According to a new report from The Verge, Apple has made a statement on why its own apps ranked higher in search results than the third-party apps. For example, Apple’s Files app ranked higher than Dropbox for 11 months in 2018 when a user searched for “Dropbox” on App Store.
In the recent past, Apple has taken heat from many quarters for its high App Store fee. The company currently takes a 30% cut out of developers’ revenue to distribute the app and maintain App Store. However, Adam Mosseri, Instagram CEO, has publicly encouraged creators to avoid Apple’s App Store fees.