Apple has rules and regulations in place for all sorts of things, but especially for the App Store. Developers must follow those rules if they want to keep their app(s) in the digital storefront. Sometimes those apps only get discovered for bypassing the rules, either in big ways or small, only after the app's been available for some time. (The App Store review process doesn't always catch the offenders.)
What began with Apple's introduction of the "Sign in with Apple" feature in 2019 has finally come to an end. At least for now, as one federal judge has granted Apple's motion to dismiss a long-running allegation of monopoly-like behavior from its services.
It has been almost one year since Apple launched a brand new, universal gift card for "everything Apple." At the time of launch, though, the gift card option was only available in the United States. But, today, just a few weeks short of its anniversary, availability has broadened.
There are a lot of apps out there. Whether you're browsing through Apple's App Store or Google Play, you can find an app for just about anything. In comparison, preinstalled apps aren't as numerous. But apparently they take up the lion's share of attention anyway.
Apple's WWDC14 opening video that never aired publicly has leaked online. It features actor, comedian and writer Larry David who plays Apple's app approval specialist, along with Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, an “Angry Birds” ripoff dubbed “Upset Pigeons” and more.
Apple recently updated the App Store terms to permit marijuana delivery services and licensed marijuana dispensaries to publish apps for Apple devices, with some restrictions.
The Microsoft Store on Windows 11 is introducing noteworthy new features which were clearly designed to put more money in creators’ pockets, directly challenging Apple's business model.
iPhone app sideloading and third-party app stores would undermine user security and expose children to scam, Apple argues in a newly published document on its website.
Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, is known to sit down with folks from time to time and have a discussion. In most cases, it's boilerplate stuff that leans into privacy. That is certainly the case with his latest interview.
It isn't uncommon for someone to delete an app, only later to realize that they need it. You may have ended up deleting several apps from your iPhone or iPad, and then had the urge to install it back. However, you may not remember the name of the app, and will find it difficult to look for it on the App Store. Worry not, there's an easy way to restore all your deleted apps.
Along with updates to iOS and the other major platforms, Apple has also released an updated version of its App Store Review Guidelines. Apple makes these types of changes on a semi regular basis, aiming to give more power to developers in some capacity. And this year is no different.
We're a few months into 2021 now, and this year's Worldwide Developers Conference is right around the corner. So it's the perfect time to promote just how well the App Store (and developers) did in 2020. And according to Apple's press release today, it did very well.