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Apple settles with FlickType developer over App Store rejections and more

Not too long ago, Apple introduced a built-in keyboard for the Apple Watch. It's a handy feature that can help you get out what you're trying to say in a pinch -- especially if you can't get to your phone. But, as is pretty typical, Apple's option wasn't the only keyboard available for the Apple Watch. There used to be the app FlickType, developed by Kosta Eleftheriou.

U.S. Department of Justice reportedly in early stages of drafting an antitrust suit against Apple

Apple's marketing image showing a 3D icon for the App Store set against a blue gradient background

Apple has been facing more and more pushback over its corporate practices over the last few years now. That includes things like the App Store's associated fees, support for third-party payment options within Apple's digital storefront, and more. Most of that pressure has been coming from international government bodies, like South Korea, but Apple may see similar actions in the United States soon, too.

How to fix “Cannot Connect to App Store” on iPhone and iPad

Fix App Store problems on iPhone

The App Store is the only source to download apps for iPhone and iPad users. However, in rare cases, the iOS App Store may not work and display a message that says, "Cannot Connect to App Store." As a result, downloading, re-downloading, or updating apps might fail.

If you find yourself in a situation where you can't browse, download, or update iPhone apps, here are some possible solutions to fix these issues.

Apple is expanding ads in the App Store

Apple's marketing image showing a 3D icon for the App Store set against a blue gradient background

Apple isn't completely against advertisements. In fact, it's technically in the ad business thanks to ads it displays in the App Store. And while up until now the ads in Apple's digital storefront have been relegated to two specific areas, that is going to be expanding.

Apple says the App Store stopped nearly $1.5 billion ‘fraudulent transactions’ in 2021

Apple's marketing image showing a 3D icon for the App Store set against a blue gradient background

Apple has billed the App Store as the safest way for iOS users to get apps on their devices. It's such an important aspect of the business that it has essentially gone to war in an effort to keep things exactly the way they are. That, of course, includes its App Store fee, which can net the company upwards of 30% per in-store transaction. But, even as outside sources try to pressure some changes, Apple's ready to beat the safety drum again.