Apple App Store: News

07 Dec 2022


Apple overhauls App Store pricing structure; 900 price-points now available

Cupertino tech giant Apple has made extensive changes to the pricing structure in its App Store across the world, including India.

20 Sep 2021


813,000+ apps delisted from Google, Apple app stores in H121

A fresh report from Pixalate on the mobile apps delisted from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store in the first half of 2021 shows that over 813,000 apps were delisted by the app stores.

13 Sep 2021


Epic v/s Apple: Apple wins, must allow in-app payment alternatives

Epic Games and Apple have been embroiled in a legal battle since August 2020 when the former sued the latter alleging anti-competitive and monopolistic practices.

01 Aug 2021


Apple boots 'Tinder for anti-vaxxers' off the App Store

Mainstream dating platforms, including Tinder and Bumble, have teamed up with government agencies to encourage users to get vaccinated.

06 May 2021


Emails reveal Apple's desperation to prevent Netflix ditching in-app purchases

It is well known that Apple charges a 30 percent commission on in-app purchases (IAP) per its App Store policy.

30 Mar 2021


Apple refutes allegations that App Store is a monopoly

Responding to a probe by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Apple has refuted allegations that its App Store is a monopoly. The company claimed that iOS users could use web apps as a viable alternative.

26 Jan 2021


Focos app adds support for Apple ProRAW; sports improved UI

Focos, a popular image editing app on iOS, was recently updated to version 2.4, and the update allows users to edit RAW and Apple ProRAW format images.

01 Oct 2020


Indian government could soon launch its own app store

In the past few weeks, tensions have grown between Google and several Indian start-ups that have called out the internet giant over its 'monopolistic' Play Store policies.

24 Jun 2020


Here's how iOS 14 will make your iPhone more private

From PiP mode to the new Siri, Apple's iOS 14 is brimming with handy, thought-through features.

29 Feb 2020


TikTok beats WhatsApp to become world's most-downloaded app in January

Chinese social media app TikTok has beaten WhatsApp to become the most-downloaded app in the month of January, according to the latest figures from research firm Sensor Tower.

21 Feb 2020


Now, Facebook is paying people for their voice recordings

Facebook's ever-increasing appetite for user data is going to a whole new level.

25 Oct 2019


Over 50 Android, iOS apps caught stealing data, now removed

In another case highlighting the problem of poor smartphone security, Apple and Google have taken down more than 50 malicious apps that stole data from devices and served disruptive ads.

18 Jul 2019


How to use the viral FaceApp to grow 'old'

After the viral Bottle Cap Challenge, influencers have got another weird thing to be obsessed over - an app that shows how you would look in old age.

12 Jul 2019

Tamil Nadu

24-year-old man drowns while shooting TikTok video in Hyderabad lake

A 24-year-old man from Hyderabad died recently while shooting a video on the famous video app, TikTok.

10 Jun 2019


Soon, your iPhone will show exactly where apps tracked you

After making privacy its calling card, Apple is doubling down on it.

10 May 2019


TikTok users can win Rs. 1 lakh everyday: Here's how

Just days after returning to Google and Apple's app stores, ByteDance's video-sharing app TikTok has regained the top spot in app charts.

27 Apr 2019


Weird Apple Store bug prevented app downloads; now fixed

A weird Apple App Store bug prevented iOS users from downloading and updating their apps on the platform.

24 Apr 2019

Madras High Court

Ban lifted from TikTok, users can download it again

The Madras High Court has lifted the interim ban on the Chinese app, TikTok, on April 24, subject to certain conditions.

10 Apr 2019


WhatsApp's iPad app is finally on the way: Details here

Despite hosting over a billion active users, WhatsApp hasn't captured a particular segment of the market yet- iPad owners.

05 Dec 2018

Face ID

HDFC's old mobile banking app is now live: Details here

After trying to patch its buggy mobile app for days, HDFC Bank has decided to return to its predecessor.

18 Nov 2018


Tumblr goes missing from Apple's App Store: Details here

Popular microblogging and social networking platform Tumblr has gone missing from Apple's App Store.

17 Jun 2018


Messenger for iOS constantly crashing due to a buggy update

Several iPhone and iPad users have reported that Facebook's Messenger app frequently started crashing after they installed its latest update (version 170.0) that released on June 15.

Sarahah gets removed from app stores for facilitating bullying

Anonymous messaging app Sarahah has been removed from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store after it was noticed that the platform was encouraging bullying.

09 Sep 2017

Reliance Jio

Jio offers 25GB free data to Intex 4G smartphone users

Jio is the gift that keeps on giving. Every Reliance Jio user will now receive up to 25GB of additional 4G data if they purchase an Intex smartphone, thanks to the partnership between the two firms.

03 Sep 2017


Tinder is at the very top of Apple App Store

Love is a right swipe away. Kidding! But then again it just might be because a lot of people are downloading Tinder now.

31 Jul 2017


Apple bans VPN apps from its China App Store

Giving in to the pressure created by the Beijing Internet regulators, the tech giant and one of the strongest voices of online freedom, Apple has removed all virtual private network (VPN) services from its Chinese App Store.

01 Oct 2016


Meerkat removed from iOS App store

Ben Rubin, the CEO of Meerkat developer Life On Air Inc., announced that live-streaming app Meerkat had been removed from the iOS app store, calling it a "bittersweet" moment.