App Store Clean-out
Cleaning Out the Clutter
Apple is taking firmer stand against the “junk” that has grown increasingly prevalent in the app store, including everything from subscription scams, to pirated content, to cheap clones of viral apps. Late last year Apple publicly announced that it would begin to evaluate and clean out “problematic and abandoned apps,” removing over 45,000.
Continuing to create a better user experience.
Beyond cleaning out apps that have been found to be problematic or abandoned, Apple has ramped up its efforts to crack down on cloned and templated apps as well.
These apps include:
- Apps that haven’t been updated to support 64bit.
- Older Apps that are no longer supported or updated.
- Apps that abided by previous rules, but may not abide by new rules as Apple has updated them.
By removing the thousands of clone and spam applications that have clogged the store for far too long, Apple can increase the chance that its updated App Store experience is a hit with users and legitimate developers alike.