Apple updates App Store guidelines to remove malicious and misleading apps

Apple has just announced its developer app review guidelines to ensure control over the App Store and is also taking down a majority of misleading apps.

After Google, Apple has now decided go hard on malicious and misleading applications available on the App Store. According to a report by GizBot, Apple has just announced its developer app review guidelines to ensure control over the App Store ecosystem and is also taking down a majority of these misleading apps.

Apple updates App Store guidelines to remove malicious and misleading apps

The Apple September event poster. Apple.

Though most of the guidelines were already present, the report reveals that the new policies are clearer, while being revised mainly to implement restrictions on the use of Face ID. The new guidelines now go on to state that apps which "facilitate human trafficking and/or the exploitation of children" will be banned from the App Store.

Apple states that it will ban appications "including content or services that it does not actually offer." A list of the apps included under this banner are antivirus apps and scanners which Apple is already actively removing from the App Store.

The new guidelines have also been formatted for ARKit which is to allow for a "rich augmented reality experience." This means that Apple requires more than just applications with single objects on the screen. For Face ID, Apple has stated that children below the age of 13 will require an alternate unlocking method.

The Cupertino company has also removed the 30 percent fee earlier levied on every in-app purchase made within applications, reaping full profits to developers.

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