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Topic: App Store

Apple axed Tumblr from App Store because of failed child pornography filters

11/20/2018, 09:11 am

Tumblr's sudden disappearance from the iOS App Store on Friday -- still unresolved -- was because material slipped through the blogging network's child pornography filters, according to the company.

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US senators ask FTC to tackle rampant advertising in kids' apps for iPhone & other platforms

11/13/2018, 03:11 pm

Three U.S. Senators issued a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday, calling on the agency to address the problem of ads in mobile games targeting kids 5 or younger.

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2008 Steve Jobs interview about early App Store success & future of Facebook emerges

11/02/2018, 01:11 pm

A previously unheard interview recording with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was published, giving a glimpse into his perspective just a month after the launch of the iPhone App Store in 2008.

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Apple Q4 services revenue up to nearly $10B, Apple Pay transactions tripled

11/01/2018, 05:11 pm

Excluding a one-time payment, Apple's services revenue rose 27 percent during the September quarter to $9.981 billion, aided by the company's usual suspects but in no small part by a sharp rise in Apple Pay transactions.

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Apple reportedly working with GasBuddy after update leaves iPhones unresponsive [u]

10/22/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple on Monday informed employees it has identified an issue with gas price tracking app GasBuddy that causes iPhones running the title to become unresponsive.

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Some YouTube TV subscribers receiving $10 in App Store credit for recent outage

10/22/2018, 09:10 am

Live streaming service YouTube TV is in some cases apologizing for an outage last Tuesday with $10 in automatic App Store credit, arranged in conjunction with Apple.

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China App Store growth slowing, but only in short term & nothing to worry about says analyst

10/18/2018, 01:10 pm

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has taken a look at Apple's App Store numbers in China, and while there does appear to be a combination of factors provoking a short-term stall in growth for Apple's iOS App Store, earnings will still be massive, and long-term Services revenue won't be impacted much, if at all.

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Apple seemingly cracking down on 'scammy' subscription apps

10/16/2018, 07:10 pm

Apple appears to be ridding the App Store of so-called "scammy" apps after multiple media outlets exposed questionable pricing tactics that dupe users into expensive subscriptions.

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App bundles expand to Mac apps and free apps with subscriptions

10/16/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced an expansion to its app bundles sales options, allowing Mac developers and those marketing free apps with subscriptions to group up to ten apps together into a single purchase.

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Apple's iOS App Store continues domination of worldwide mobile app revenue

10/11/2018, 02:10 pm

App analytics firm Sensor Tower is is once again finding that Apple's iOS App Store continues dominating revenue generated tallies, versus the Google Play store -- and the lead is only getting bigger.

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Hands on: Civilization VI in its entirety has made its way to the iPhone

10/04/2018, 10:10 am

Civilization VI is now available not just for the iPad but for the iPhone as well. AppleInsider has spent several hours (for science) testing it out to see how it compares to its iPad and Mac counterparts.

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Supreme Court ruling on Apple App Store fee case not expected until mid-2019

09/27/2018, 11:09 am

Benjamin Schachter of Macquarie Research expects that the Supreme Court's verdict on a long-running suit over developer's fees in the App Store will be heard soon, but the ruling won't come down until early 2019, and any possible financial impact is at least a year away.

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iWork updates for iOS and macOS deliver support for Siri Shortcuts, dark mode, more

09/17/2018, 05:09 pm

Apple on Monday updated its iWork suite on iOS and macOS with several new enhancements and features designed for their latest operating systems, including support for Siri Shortcuts on iOS and dark mode on Mac.

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Apple says iPhone & Watch apps will have to support iOS 12, watchOS 5 & new hardware by March

09/12/2018, 07:09 pm

Following its Wednesday GM releases, Apple on Wednesday began calling for developers to submit apps compatible with iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, warning that iPhone and Apple Watch apps will have to meet new standards come March.

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Apple encourages developers to adopt subscription fee structure in new video

09/10/2018, 09:09 pm

Apple on Monday continued to push app makers toward in-app subscriptions by sharing a new "Developer Insights" video on its developer portal espousing the benefits of reoccurring payments.

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Apple removes Alex Jones' Infowars app from App Store

09/07/2018, 09:09 pm

Nearly a month after Apple dropped Alex Jones' podcasts from iTunes and Podcasts, the company has removed the Infowars app from the iOS App Store, completing a purge of the conspiracy theorist's content from its various distribution platforms.

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Apple's App Store begins showing Korean prices in local currency

09/05/2018, 03:09 pm

People buying apps or in-app purchases in South Korea will finally see prices listed in the country's native currency, the won, Apple announced on Wednesday.

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Skype users can now record calls on Mac and iOS

09/04/2018, 08:09 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday added call recording functionality to its Skype voice and video calling service, an oft-requested feature that will add platform value for a wide swath of users, from professionals to on-the-go podcasters.

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Apple requires privacy policy metadata for all App Store submissions from October 3

08/31/2018, 08:08 am

Developers must include a link to their privacy policy in the metadata for their app, according to a new rule issued by Apple last night, one that extends the existing requirement for apps with subscriptions to all new apps and updates to exiting apps pushed to the App Store.

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Apple donates $1M to Kerala flood relief efforts

08/26/2018, 01:08 am

After opening iTunes' donation mechanism earlier this week to help victims of the Kerala floods in India, Apple on Saturday pledged 70,000,000 Indian Rupees (about $1 million) to support Mercy Corps efforts in the region.

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