Regulators and lawsuits have pressured Apple into finally announcing upcoming changes for the App Store. These include letting developers email customers about payment options available outside the iOS app and allowing apps like Spotify and Netflix to use in-app links that redirect to their respective websites for user signup. However, a Morgan Stanley analyst believes this will have a “minimal financial impact” on Apple.
Apple has given its online Apple Store a significant redesign. The company has now also added a dedicated Store tab to its main website.
The Chinese government, on Sunday, ordered smartphone manufacturers like Apple and Huawei to remove the Didi cab ride-hailing app from their App Stores. The move comes as China’s Cyberspace Administration has found some “serious privacy violations” in the app.
Following iMac Pro’s discontinuation last month, Apple has discontinued Space Gray accessories for Mac. The company now lists accessories like Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse 2 as only available “While supplies last.”
Amid the legal battle with Epic Games, Apple released a new statement regarding the App Store and the fraud apps that have taken over the Store. Apple claims that it prevented nearly $1.5 billion in fraud on the App Store, with the company removing nearly 150,000 scam apps.
Apple’s unethical behavior towards different app developers has been the talk for quite some time now. A day after it was revealed that Apple struggled to ‘convince’ Netflix not to drop in-app purchase support, new documents have unveiled that Apple gave Hulu access to some special App Store APIs.
Apple’s online store has gone down ahead of its ‘Spring Loaded’ event later today. It is typical of Apple to take down its online store before major product announcements.
Just a few days after he highlighted a VPN scam running on iOS App Store, developer Eleftheriou has reported many other fleeceware apps that continue to clog Apple App Store.
A senior Apple executive has claimed that Apple’s App Store fraud checks are of no use, and are like ‘bringing a butter knife to a gunfight.’
In an effort to improve the Search experience, Apple is reportedly rolling out filter tags in the search tab of the App Store.