Apple has pushed updates to its App Store review guidelines regarding streaming game services, reader apps, and others.
The Epic Games vs Apple App Store row has now attracted scrutiny and the airing of complaints in Japan – the world epicentre of gaming.
Apple shared an update saying that its iOS app economy led to the creation of almost 300,000 new jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ridley Scott was left underwhelmed but Epic Games’ mocking use of his famous ‘1984’ Superbowl ad to attack Apple in the row over Fortnite.
Russian lawmaker Fedora Tumusov introduced draft legislation on Tuesday that would cap the app fees at 20% for mobile app sellers.
Apple announced Monday that it has updated the app review process as announced at WWDC 2020, with a new way to suggest changes.
Facebook revealed on Thursday that Apple blocked an update to its app that displayed a message to users about App Store fees.
Major news publishers like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are asking Apple for better App Store terms.
Facebook rolled out a feature to let businesses charge users to access live video streams, and Apple continues to enforce its App Store rules.
Apple has removed popular game Fortnite from the App Store, hours after the company circumvented Apple’s payment system.
Some people want Apple to let users download sideloaded apps. These are apps that can be installed outside of the App Store, like the current situation on macOS. One counter argument is security:
“It’s not that iOS is full of holes,” he said, but that “the App Store is a natural second layer that [Apple] can filter through and decide if something would be harmful.” He agreed it wasn’t foolproof, but that it can help screen out “undesirable” apps.
My worry with sideloaded apps isn’t about the device security itself. It’s that Apple probably couldn’t control what goes on inside these apps, like SDKs that harvest our data, or developers only letting people use non-private logins like Facebook and Google. I want to use technologies like Sign In with Apple and Apple Pay, because I trust Apple with my data. To be fair, App Store apps already use trackers. As a side note, I’m linking to Apple News because of Engadget/Verizon’s new consent form when you visit the website.
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has decided that Apple is guilty of abusing its position, following a complaint by Kaspersky.
Recent grievances against Apple from Facebook and Microsoft could feed into an EU antitrust investigation into the App Store.
Apple is introducing a new security measure for the App Store called the App Attest API and it will be used in iOS 14 and later.
Encrypted messaging app Telegram has become the latest firm to file an antitrust complaint against Apple to the European Union.
Speaking in a new interview, Phil Schiller says that the App Store creates a level playing field for developers.
Airbnb and ClassPass are the latest companies to express concerns over Apple’s 30% App Store fee after shifting to virtual content.
Apple hired economists from the firm Analysis Group who said in a study that the company’s fees are similar to competitors.
Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news items and tips, and the twelfth birthday of the App Store.
Apple is extending the capabilities of the App Store Connect API for developers, following its redesign of the Connect website in June.