News tagged: Apple App Store
While some people like the display on Apple's latest iPhone X, there are many that actually can't get used to the display notch. The good news is that there is a way to remove it, but it is up to you whether you will like the solution. It appears that Apple has made an exception
Apple is going to let developers on the App Store offer their users discounts on in-app subscriptions so long as those subscriptions are created with auto-pay enabled. This new discount option was discussed in iOS 11.2's beta release notes. iOS 11.2 doesn't have a release date.
A highlight of Apple's third quarter earnings was that it posted a record amount of revenue from services like Apple Pay and Apple Music. Its relatively large services division contributed $8.5 billion to the company's overall revenue of $52.6 billion.
Being featured as Apple's "App of the Day" appears to be one of the greatest gifts a developer could ask for. According to data from Apptopia, apps and games that are featured in the new "Today" section of the App Store receive download boosts as great as 2,172%.
Apple unexpectedly removed the App Store from its latest iTunes release, but the store has quietly returned with version 12.6.3. Some people were displeased with the store's removal since it meant app management would need to take place exclusively through iOS devices.
Apple has increased its over-the-air cellular download restriction for applications. You can now use your cellular connection to download apps as large as 150 MB, up from 100 MB. Though this is an improvement, there are still many apps that'll require a WiFi connection.
A big update that removes the iOS App Store from the desktop version of iTunes has been released by Apple. You'll now have to manage your applications directly from an iOS device. Until now, it's been possible to browse for apps and install software to your device via desktop.
To fully comply with the US' sanctions against Iran, Apple is removing applications from Iranian developers from the App Store. Although there's no App Store for the region, there's a relatively large market in Iran for smuggled iPhones. Apple is facing some criticism.
Apple's strong Q3 2017 performance and Q4 guidance has led to its stock reaching a new all-time high. When trading opened, the company's share value increased 6%, bringing it to $159 per share and a market cap of $830 billion. Strong iPad and Services performance was seen.
Apple recently pulled VPN apps from its Chinese App Store in order to comply with regulations instituted by the government. Since Chinese citizens already face a lot of censorship and stricter internet controls, some have criticized Apple for its move.
A large number of illegitimate trading apps on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store have been removed following an investigation from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). That investigation found evidence of fraud with hundreds of apps.
58,000 apps have been removed from Apple's Chinese App Store in just the past two weeks, reports People.cn. That removal count is 10x higher than usual for the store. 33.5% of the removals were for games and the move overall has led to some pushback.
As Apple forcefully implements its shift away from 32-bit software, apps that haven't been switched to 64-bit are being excluded from App Store search results. Direct links to the apps still exist, but you can't really browse for 32-bit items. iOS 11 may be 64-bit only.
The Apple App Store has paid out $70 billion to developers since the store launched in 2008, Apple announced. Since the company takes a 30% cut of sales, the store has brought in more than $100 billion in less than a decade. The store continues to grow.
Uber was at one time close to having its app removed from the Apple App Store. According to the New York Times, Uber was found to be "fingerprinting" iPhones that accessed its software. Apple disliked that activity and threatened to remove it from the store.
China is concerned about Apple's App Store and is going to be "tightening up checks on software applications" that are available through the store, reports the state-run Xinhua News Agency. Chinese officials have been visiting the company's offices in Beijing.
Apple has implemented an explicit restriction on developers referencing price in app titles. The App Store will no longer let apps include words like "free." If a developer tries to include a restricted word, they'll see an error message telling them to remove the reference.
Apple won't have the biggest platform in terms of app store revenue this year, according to App Annie. The firm believes Android will surpass Apple's platform, though only if Google Play and third-party stores are included in the equation. Apple will remain ahead of Google Play.
Developers whose apps are on Apple's App Store have finally gained the ability to respond to reviews. The option is included with iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4, and it represents a major shift for the store. Interaction of all sorts will now be possible.
Indie games have been given a permanent home in the Apple App Store. The company has been promoting indie games through a special "Celebrating Indie Games" hub during the past week. Now it's established a permanent area for them. This should help to increase sales.