Late last week, Apple began notifying some developers that their apps that hadn’t been updated at some point would be removed from the App Store as part of its “App Store Improvement” project.
Many affected developers objected to Apple’s policy, noting that their apps continue to work fine despite the lack of updates, noting that even a minor update could require the amount of work to be shipped. , and pointing out that multiple apps may exist. Finished work without the need for constant updating.
Apple now has shared a new developer update Clarifying the App Store’s enhancement policies and giving developers 30 to 90 days to update their affected apps.
apple says Apps that haven’t been updated in the past three years and don’t meet the minimum download limit (“not downloaded at all or very few times in a 12-month period”) are subject to the policy, and developers can choose to share via email. receive notifications from.
As part of the App Store improvement process, developers of apps that haven’t updated in the past three years and don’t meet the minimum download threshold, meaning apps weren’t downloaded at all or very few times during the 12- has gone. month period. – Receive an email notifying them that their app has been identified for possible removal from the App Store.
Developers can appeal pending removal or submit an update within 90 days to keep their app active on the App Store. Deleted apps will continue to work normally for users who previously downloaded them.