There are many problematic and unwanted applications present in the App Store. Therefore in October, Apple revealed its plans to get rid of such problematic and abandoned apps, which could hit almost 50,000 applications. Now the Cupertino-based technology giant has started discarding such apps to improve the App Store’s quality.
According to the reports of TechCrunch, Apple is following up on its pledge to clean up the App Store, with the company having reportedly removed “hundreds of thousands” of apps so far this year.
The App Store Review Guidelines state that “apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected,” and this is apparently an area where Apple is putting its foot down this year. For example, the cloned app is removed, and the apps that are unused, i.e., those that haven’t been downloaded in years. Also, apps that are not 64-bit compatible are removed.
Apart from the Clones app, there are many other apps that need to be removed like music streaming apps. There are hundreds of copies of music-streaming apps that display illegal content to make it harder to track them down one by one and allow for single-shot bursts of revenue capture before they’re found out or retired.
Other than protecting users from scams, Apple cleaned the App Store before the arrival of the modified App Store app in iOS 11. The new App Store is redesigned in order to improve its functionality by keeping in mind about the app and its editorial content.
The removal of problematic and unwanted apps enhances the features of the new App Store.