Apple will remove outdated and broken apps from the App Store

Enrique, 02 September, 2016

According to an email sent to developers, Apple has stated that it is going to start removing old and outdated apps from the App Store. Including apps that haven’t been updated in a while and apps that have been abandoned by their developers.

“We are implementing an ongoing process of evaluating apps, removing apps that no longer function as intended, don’t follow current review guidelines, or are outdated,” – Apple (in the email)

In order to combat some search engine optimization, Apple is also making naming guidelines stricter by not allowing apps to have names longer than 50 characters.

It looks like the cleaning process will begin taking place on September 7th, the same day as the new iPhone’s announcement. It looks like Apple now wants to keep the App Store as tidy as possible. Just in time for the iPhone 7’s announcement.

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Reader comments

  • AnonD-583552
  • 11 Sep 2016
  • JF0

Not an iPhone user, and probably will never be. OS is too limited for me. I just hope that Google won't follow suit. I understand for broken and/or spam apps, but outdated apps can be good. For example, i'm using some dictionary apps for my lang...

  • NoWay
  • 03 Sep 2016
  • 4Yj

It's about time.

It already has less apps...

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