What you need to know
- You can now review even more of Apple's built-in iPhone apps.
- It has added Phone, Safari, Messages, Photos, and more to the App Store.
- The company first started adding its own apps to the App Store in September.
Kosta Eleftheriou noted on Twitter:
Apple just added more of their built-in apps on the App Store, which you can now rate & review: 👀https://t.co/x3PoRpu80k pic.twitter.com/HylTXYOcRpApple just added more of their built-in apps on the App Store, which you can now rate & review: 👀https://t.co/x3PoRpu80k pic.twitter.com/HylTXYOcRp— Kosta Eleftheriou (@keleftheriou) October 27, 2021October 27, 2021
The list includes mainstay iPhone apps such as Messages, Phone, Camera, Clock, Photos, Workout, and more.
It means users can now leave star ratings and reviews on even more of the apps that Apple ships with its mobile operating system, iOS 15, a small bone of contention in the wider-ranging antitrust storm that currently engulfs the company. Apple has been criticized because its own apps are not given the same level of scrutiny as third-party apps. A more pressing concern has been raised by some that it is anti-competitive for Apple to ship built-in apps like Music on the iPhone when the company runs a streaming platform.
Some of Apple's own apps are notoriously bad, and last month users buried the Podcasts app when the company first made its own apps available to be reviewed. From September:
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
Is this an iOS15 feature? I’m still on 14.8.1 and logged in there’s no reviews and no place to leave a review for Stocks or Podcasts. I was going to pile on. The Stocks app now opens to a half page of news articles instead of a ticker board. Can’t disable. The AppStore app opens to “Today” ,sucks, can’t change it. Podcasts is an awful mess. If Google didn’t suck more I’d be gone.
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