What you need to know
- Apple has published the updates to its App Store Review Guidelines.
- The new updates aim to curb fraud and scam apps from operating on the App Store.
Apple's latest App Store Review Guidelines aim to curb fraud, scams, and other misconduct by developers.
As reported by TechCrunch, the company has added a number of sections to the App Store Review Guidelines that including a key change to the Developer Code of Conduct that will remove a developer from the Apple Developer Program for repeated offenses.
Apple has also added a new section about developer identity to ensure that the details of the developer are continuously updated and accurate.
Apple is also adding language that aims to crack down on the world of fake reviews so that apps that are suggested to you in the App Store are there because they are truly beloved.
In addition to trying to curb scams and fraud itself, Apple is now also turning to developers to help report these violations.
Developers can read all of the new Apple Store Review Guidelines (opens in new tab) on the Apple Developer website.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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