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App Store Will Remove Apps That Have Not Been Updated In More Than 2 Years

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Old programs will be removed from Apple’s App Store in Cupertino, California. According to screenshots that have appeared on social media, the business has contacted the creators of the impacted apps. A notification to developers is included in the email, asking them to submit an update for approval or risk their software being deleted from the Apple Store altogether.

App Store Improvement Notices are sent out by Apple

The email received by app creators states that the software hasn’t been updated in a long time and will be taken from the market in 30 days. Additionally, the email informs you that you may keep this app accessible for new customers to find and install from the App Store by delivering an update for approval during the 30-day window.

“I feel sick. Apple just sent me an email saying they’re removing my free game Motivoto because its more than 2 years old. It’s part of their App improvement system. This is not cool. Console games from 2000 are still available for sale. This is an unfair barrier to indie devs,” tweeted one game dev.

The App Store’s removal of out-of-date applications may be seen in two ways. In the first place, it validates Apple’s decision since millions of users and customers are searching via the Apple Program Store to get the app they need. It’s also worth noting that a number of developers have expressed their dismay on social media, claiming that they lack the time to implement a live application approach.

To ensure that current users may continue using the app, the email states that developers need not change anything at this time. There are certain programs that haven’t been updated in three years or more that are gaining a lot of attention on Twitter. Over 70% of the apps on the Apple Play Store haven’t been updated in the previous three to five years, which is a considerable period of time for an app.