Outdated Apps Getting the Boot

Apple recently shared an update on their App Store Improvements project.

This one shouts out to developers, stating if their applications are out of date, it will be removed from the App Store. The policy says that if your app hasn’t been updated in the last three years and doesn’t have a certain amount of downloads, you’ll receive an email notifying you that your software has been reported for removal from the App Store altogether.

However, developers are speaking out against it. According to MacRumors, “Many of the affected developers objected to Apple’s policy, noting that their apps continued to function just fine despite a lack of updates, highlighting the amount of work that might be needed to submit even a minor update, and pointing out that many apps can exist as finished works without a need for continual updates.”

Thankfully, Apple announced the deadline for app updates has been extended from 30 days to 90 days.

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