As it encounters both an official EU probe over its App Store strategies and an antitrust court case with massive implications, Apple is now publicly protection itself against Spotify and other critics of the firm’s hugely successful software storefront.
“This week, the App Store is more innovative and vibrant than ever, providing equal chances to creators to deliver their services and apps all over iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Mac, and Apple Watch,” claims a new page at website titled “App Store — Principles and Practices” by Apple. “We are proud of the store we have developed and the method we have built it.”
Apple claims that it has paid almost $120 Billion to App Store creators all over the world since the service rolled out, and the firm again markets the fast approval procedure and well-organized work of its team for app review, which now “represents 81 languages all over 3 time zones.” Almost 60% of the approximately 100,000 app updates and apps reviewed weekly are granted, with declines mostly stemming from “small errors, followed by privacy issues.” Apple claims that anybody who feels that they were unfairly declined can have their case evaluated by the App Store Review Board.
But the most fascinating parts of this new website associate to rivalry. In one segment, Apple goes over the built-in, core apps on iOS and mentions the many third-party popular alternatives that are accessible in each category from the App Store as alternatives.
On a related note, Google upgraded its policy for Play Store this week to ban apps that either squarely help facilitate the sale of or sell marijuana, even in regions where the drug is lawful. Apps that provide functions such as weed delivery are now at danger of being eliminated from the Play Store till they are capable of complying and removing the offending functions within the coming 30 Days, as per media reports.