App Store

Sir Apfelot Blog

25 November 2022

Disable personalized advertising on Apple devices

Ads may appear here and there in Apple-owned apps on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. Most recently, this type of in-app advertising was made possible in the App Store, where developers are now offering their offers for much more […]
2 June 2022

Apple Design Awards - Apps from six categories to choose from

Next Monday not only the WWDC22 keynote will take place as an Apple event. In addition to the presentation of the new operating systems for iPhone, Mac and Co., there are also other program items for the first day […]
20 May 2022

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 20, 2022

Walk in for this week's Sir Apfelot Newsreel, the series of articles in which I bring you the Apple and tech news that's particularly caught my eye over the past few days. This time we take a look at the news […]
8 April 2022

App Store: Third-party apps have higher market share than Apple programs

Referring to a study by Analysis Group, Apple has announced that third-party apps from developers and companies unaffiliated with Apple outperform the proprietary offerings in the App Store. In doing so, […]
18 January 2022

To South Korea: App payments outside of the app store in the Netherlands

Apple currently has to deviate from its policy in some countries that iOS and iPadOS apps or subscriptions can only be paid for via the App Store. For example, in South Korea, external payment must be possible. […]
11 January 2022

Concept is in place: alternative payments for app store apps

In South Korea, according to a law that came into force last year, app store operators must allow external payment options for app purchases and subscriptions in addition to their own payment methods. Google put appropriate solutions for its Play Store as early as November 2021 [...]
3 September 2021

Sir Apfelot newsreel week 35, 2021

It's September and Apple will soon be presenting its new products. Then we'll see which rumors come true and which were just rumors and wishful thinking. But before that there is the popular Sir [...]
4 August 2021

Falling prices in the App Store for the euro area, UK and South Africa

Apple adjusts prices in the App Store whenever tax regulations or exchange rates for currencies change. In the coming days there should be changes again, as announced at the official site. So [...]
24 June 2021

Sideloading - Apple only wants iPhone apps from the App Store

Currently, many public authorities are opposing the big tech companies from the USA. In addition to the Federal Cartel Office and the European Union, the US judiciary is also interested in the monopoly positions of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple. The […]
6 January 2021

The Mac App Store turns 10

"Apple announced today that the Mac App Store is now open with more than 1.000 free and paid apps," it said exactly ten years ago in a press release on January 6, 2011. Almost [...]