App Store Stories September 20
App Store Stories September 19
Apple increases App Store cellular download limit to 150MB
Apple has announced in a post on its developer blog that it is increasing the the cellular download limit for apps on the App Store. It’s certainly not a major increase, but it’s one that is definitely welcomed…
App Store Stories September 15
Apple has updated its developer app review guidelines for the iPhone and iPad App Store this week with new clauses addressing the appropriate usage of Face ID, ARKit and more.
Apple says that ARKit apps must provide a rich experience; they don’t want the store flooded with simple apps displaying single objects. There are also limits on how developers can use Face ID and a new crackdown on scammy iOS apps like so-called virus scanners …
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App Store Stories August 31
Apple iTunes affiliates can now get paid in App Store and iTunes Store credit
Apple has notified members of the iTunes Affiliate program that it has opened up a new payment option for partners. Rather than sending money directly to your bank, iTunes Affiliate commissions can now instead be paid directly as iTunes Store credit. This means the payments are channeled as redemption codes to top up the credit on an Apple ID account, to buy apps, music, or pay for iCloud Storage.
App Store Stories August 24
Apple says it’s pulling popular apps in Iran due to U.S. regulations
As Apple has been removing popular apps in Iran from the App Store, the company has been sharing a message with developers saying that U.S. sanctions are the cause of the issue.
App Store Stories August 10
Update: CNBC reports that Chinese regulators are now examining the complaint. No formal investigation has been opened at this stage, however.
To be clear, the Chinese regulators are not formally investigating Apple over any breach of antitrust laws. Instead, the SAIC is only reviewing the complaint. Following their review, the regulators may choose to start an investigation.
Apple has been reported to Chinese antitrust regulators by a group of 28 app developers, accusing it of monopolistic behavior.
The WSJ reports that the developers make three specific complaints …