What you need to know
- Apple has announced an update to the App Store.
- The update specifically focuses on new features for developers.
- Developers can now suggest changes to the company's App Review guidelines.
In an news update on its Developer website, Apple has announced that it will be implementing a new route for developers in its App Review process.
The company says that, for apps that are already on the App Store, "bug fixes will no longer be delayed over guideline violations." Apple does note that this new exception does not apply to anything considered to be a "legal issue."
Developers can also, in addition to appealing a violation, make suggestions for changes to the guidelines themselves. Apple had previously said these changes were coming at WWDC, but it looks like it took until now to formally implement them.
The update comes as the company is locked in a highly public legal battle against Epic Games for violating the App Store guidelines. In fact, Apple just terminated the Epic Games developer account last week.
For developers who want to submit suggestions to change the guidelines, you can do so on Apple's Developer website.
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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.