Apple exec responds to complaints about ‘rip-off’ apps
There have been complaints about the Apple App Store’s listings since as far back as 2013 – is a fix finally incoming?
Apple’s Phil Schiller has responded to a user bemoaning the poor algorithms used in the App Store.
The issue relates to the ‘New’ and ‘What’s Hot’ sections of the store, specifically regarding so-called ‘spam’ apps that seem to regularly appear.
Here’s a great example:
Of course, it was only a matter of time until someone pinged Phil Schiller, who has been heading up the App Store since December.
Take a look:
Thankfully, Schiller actually replied, and confirmed that Apple would investigate the matter.
Here’s the tweet:
What’s more, he acknowledged that there is indeed an issue with the way App Store is surfacing content.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a timeframe for when a fix may go live.
Have you noticed issues with the Apple App Store? Let us know in the comments.