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  • Apple updates App Store payment rules in concession to developers Oct 23, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    Apple updates App Store payment rules in concession to developers

    According to App Store rules updated Friday, developers can now contact consumers directly about alternative payment methods, bypassing Apple's commission of 15 or 30 percent.

  • Microsoft to allow Epic Games, Amazon storefronts on its app store Sep 29, 2021 07:49 AM IST

    Microsoft to allow Epic Games, Amazon storefronts on its app store

    The Redmond, Washington-based company also said it would not take a cut from app developers’ revenue, when the apps manage their own in-app payment systems.

  • Apple App Store and Google Play Store delisted over 813,000 apps in Q1 2021 Sep 21, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    Apple App Store and Google Play Store delisted over 813,000 apps in Q1 2021

    Both Google and Apple cleaned out their digital storefront's in the first quarter of this year

  • Epic Games to appeal ruling in lawsuit against Apple Sep 13, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Epic Games to appeal ruling in lawsuit against Apple

    Epic plans to continue the fight

  • Antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple in India over in-app payments Sep 02, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    Antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple in India over in-app payments

    South Korea's National Assembly approved a legislation recently that banned Apple and Google to stop forcing app developer's to use their in-app payment systems.

  • Apple-Google duopoly on app store market: South Korea to pass new law Aug 31, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    Apple-Google duopoly on app store market: South Korea to pass new law

    A new law would give customer's free choice on app payment providers

  • Apple will change App Store practices after settlement with small developers Aug 27, 2021 09:56 AM IST

    Apple will change App Store practices after settlement with small developers

    A group of software developers brought the lawsuit in 2019, alleging that Apple broke antitrust laws with practices such as charging commissions of up to 30%.

  • US lawmakers introduce bill to rein in Apple, Google app stores Aug 11, 2021 10:59 PM IST

    US lawmakers introduce bill to rein in Apple, Google app stores

    The bill would also bar app stores from using non-public information about apps to compete with them.

  • Apple and Google go on the offensive against anti-vax app Aug 01, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Apple and Google go on the offensive against anti-vax app

    Unjected, a social app and dating platform for unvaccinated individuals was pulled off Apple's app store and received a stern warning from Google

  • Apple vs Epic | Everything you need to know about the battle May 26, 2021 02:20 PM IST

    Apple vs Epic | Everything you need to know about the battle

    Apple and Epic's courtroom brawl may have big implications on Apple's App store policies

  • Antitrust case: Apple brings CEO Tim Cook to court in defence of app store May 21, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Antitrust case: Apple brings CEO Tim Cook to court in defence of app store

    Epic is trying to prove that the store has morphed into a price-gouging vehicle that not only reaps a 15% to 30% commission from in-app transactions, but blocks apps from offering other payment alternatives.

  • Apple to bring Parler back to its App Store Apr 19, 2021 10:38 PM IST

    Apple to bring Parler back to its App Store

    Major tech platforms cut ties with Parler following the attack by supporters of Republican former President Donald Trump at the Capitol that left five people dead.

  • Robinhood app downloads soar despite trading restrictions Feb 02, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Robinhood app downloads soar despite trading restrictions

    The app saw 2.1 million downloads in the United States on Google Play and App Store last week, as traders on Reddit and other social media platforms organized to buy stocks shorted by Wall Street hedge funds, according to data from Sensor Tower.

  • Apple cuts App Store fees by half to 15%, big win for developers under Small Business Program Nov 18, 2020 05:32 PM IST

    Apple cuts App Store fees by half to 15%, big win for developers under Small Business Program

    At the moment, Apple takes a 30 percent cut from all the paid app revenue and in-app purchases of apps downloaded from the App Store.

  • Apps and in-app purchases on Apple's App Store to become costlier in India Oct 27, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Apps and in-app purchases on Apple's App Store to become costlier in India

    Apple price hike comes after an increase in taxes. For India, the new taxes will include an equalization levy of 2 percent, in addition to the existing GST of 18 percent.

  • Breach of contract: Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says Apple characterises direct payment as theft, smuggling Oct 26, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    Breach of contract: Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says Apple characterises direct payment as theft, smuggling

    Epic Games introduced direct payments after issuing an advance notice to Apple, since otherwise, it would use its monopoly control to prevent that competition from happening.

  • Industry wants a peaceful resolution to Google Play Store billing issue, looking for website payments to continue Oct 06, 2020 08:25 PM IST

    Industry wants a peaceful resolution to Google Play Store billing issue, looking for website payments to continue

    Most players want government to frame industry-friendly policies and release stronger anti-trust rules rather than get into the business of making and running an Indian app store

  • Why a Made-in-India app store is easier said than done Oct 02, 2020 04:06 PM IST

    Why a Made-in-India app store is easier said than done

    Google Play Store has 27,00,000 apps and the Apple App Store 18,20,000. Between the two of them, they have everything covered. Billions of dollars and several years have gone into them. An Indian app store will have to go one up on them.

  • Apple eases in-app purchase restrictions for online game streaming: Report Sep 12, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    Apple eases in-app purchase restrictions for online game streaming: Report

    The biggest impact is likely to be seen in the streaming video games market

  • Apple iPhone shipments could decline by 30% if WeChat is removed from the App Store: Report Aug 10, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    Apple iPhone shipments could decline by 30% if WeChat is removed from the App Store: Report

    The annual shipments of other Apple hardware devices, including AirPods, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, will be revised down by 15–25 percent.

  • Apple could raise annual ad income to $11 billion by 2025: JPMorgan Nov 15, 2019 06:32 PM IST

    Apple could raise annual ad income to $11 billion by 2025: JPMorgan

    Raising his share price target for the iPhone maker, analyst Samik Chatterjee argued the company could leverage the millions of users who search its App Store and Safari browser daily to generate the stellar growth seen by Facebook and Google in recent years.

  • Apple iOS 12.1.4 update makes managing subscriptions easier Feb 15, 2019 01:34 PM IST

    Apple iOS 12.1.4 update makes managing subscriptions easier

    The update was first spotted by Federico Viticci who posted a screenshot on Twitter.

  • With do-not-disturb app in store, Apple finally TRAIs hard to warm up to India Dec 06, 2018 01:29 PM IST

    With do-not-disturb app in store, Apple finally TRAIs hard to warm up to India

    The development brings to end a two-year struggle between the iPhone maker and the regulator, both of whom champion consumer rights but found themselves on opposing sides this time.

  • Give me some space! Is Apple doing anything about its heavy apps and the space crunch? Aug 10, 2017 01:57 PM IST

    Give me some space! Is Apple doing anything about its heavy apps and the space crunch?

    Though minimum storage capacity of iPhones continue to rise but what's more worrying is the pace at which iOS app sizes have inflated

  • Apple just made a bunch of apps free for everyone Apr 19, 2017 10:33 AM IST

    Apple just made a bunch of apps free for everyone

    Those applications have already been free for folks who purchased a new iOS or macOS device in the past several years. That means you may already have a free version installed or available to you through the App Store.

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