Apple has recently debuted a new website to ease the antitrust concerns of their customers. They were in a Supreme Court case regarding competition on the App Store. “We created the App Store with two goals in mind: that it be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers,” the website said. “We take responsibility for ensuring that apps are held to a high standard for privacy, security and content, because nothing is more important than maintaining the trust of our users.” Some apps that were removed were said to compete with Screen Time, which is a new feature that was introduced for iPhones. There is a pending antitrust complaint regarding that issue. Apple fought back by saying that they were removed based for security and privacy reasons.
“All developers have the opportunity to have a rejection reviewed by the App Review Board. And the App Review team makes about 1,000 calls a week to developers to help them diagnose and resolve any issues that led to rejection, so they can get their app onto the App Store,” the company said on the site.
Developers are also not happy with the fees that Apple collects through the App Store. These fees range from 15 to 30 percent.
Apple is going to have to be more open with their customers and developers to keep everyone happy. We will have to keep our eye out on how this progresses.
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