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Sami Fathi: In September of last year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched an investigation into Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store to examine the experiences of consumers, suppliers, and developers in Australia.[…]In a submission to the commission, Apple says that it’s “surprised to hear that developers have legitimate concerns about their ability to engage with Apple in the app review...

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Apple Cracks Down on Apps With ‘Irrationally High Prices’

Guilherme Rambo, 9to5Mac: It looks like Apple has started to crack down on scam attempts by rejecting apps that look like they have subscriptions or other in-app purchases with prices that don’t seem reasonable to the App Review team. 9to5Mac obtained access to a rejection email shared by a developer that provides a subscription service through their app. It shows a rejection message from Apple telling them that their app would not...

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Apple Claims ‘Amphetamine’ Violates Illegal Drug App Store Policy, Threatens Removal

Amphetamine is a simple free app that sits in the menu bar and keeps a Mac awake — the spiritual successor to Caffine, which has not been updated in years. It is well-liked; Apple liked it so much they featured it in a Mac App Store story. So it surely came as a surprise to William C. Gustafson, the app’s developer, when Apple decided that it was in violation of policies that prohibit glorification of controlled substances: Apple...