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Report: almost 3000 apps might be pulled from App Store over lack of regular updates
Apple has received a lot of criticism for its latest decision to remove from sale apps that haven’t been updated in two years. According to the latest report, there are now almost 3000 apps that might face deletion.
Almost 7000 mobile apps removed from App Store in Russia since February 24
As the exodus of tech companies from Russia continues, global developers continue to suspend their operations in accordance with sanctions and in support of Ukraine. Almost 7000 apps have already been removed from the country’s App Store.
Microsoft had behind-the-scenes negotiations with Apple to bring Xbox exclusives to iOS
Microsoft has tried to convince Apple that it will be great for users to get some AAA games from Xbox on iOS, according to new private emails. However, negotiations about bringing xCloud to the App Store didn’t end well due to some financial and engineering disagreements.
Apple wins reprieve from making changes to App Store as appeals court pauses previous order
An appeals court has granted Apple’s request to put the previous order on pause. It means that the company doesn’t have to make changes to its App Store policy, which would let developers add links to third-party payment solutions.
Apple still considers collecting fees from IAPs even if developers use third-party payment systems
Although Apple will have to let developers add links to third-party payment systems, it still has Plan B on how to collect commission. The company considers charging fees even if a transaction is made outside the App Store.
Apple confirms it buys ads via Google for over 100 third-party apps
Last week, a few mobile publishers accused Apple of secretly running ad campaigns on Google to boost its own revenue from subscription apps. The company itself, however, claimed that it always communicates with developers about these actions.
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service opens case against Apple over its refusal to allow alternative payment methods
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has opened a case against Apple as the company still doesn’t let developers add links to alternative payment methods outside the App Store.
Apple appeals Epic Games ruling, saying that third-party payment systems might harm users and devs
Apple has taken the next step in its long-lasting legal battle with Epic Games. The company filed a notice of appeal against California’s court ruling, saying that the upcoming changes in the App Store policy might be harmful both for iOS users and developers.
Dutch antitrust regulator finds Apple app store payment policies anti-competitive
Following the investigation launched in 2019, the Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) found that Apple has been abusing its market power by forcing devs to use its in-app payment system. The authority, however, has not yet published its decision, which is currently under legal review.
Why Apple moved from producing risky exclusives to bringing time-tested iOS hits to Apple Arcade
Earlier this year, Apple made a few changes to Apple Arcade, bringing more successful iOS titles to its subscription service. Discoverability expert Simon Carless tried to break down the reasons behind the company’s new strategy.
Apple also investigated by Department of Justice. US lawmakers address “serious competition concerns” in app store space
On September 10, a federal judge in California ruled that app developers can now direct users to payment options outside the App Store. That said, the court failed to “ultimately conclude that Apple is a monopolist.” Nor did the ruling force Apple into allowing third-party app stores on iOS. The iPhone maker was also allowed to keep its steep 30% commission. While Epic has lost on 9 of 10 counts, the Fortnite company might just have powerful…