Apple to remove abandoned and outdated apps from the App Store


  • Anton Bruckner

    Long overdue as there are lots of apps that are just total junk and haven’t been supported for years now.

    • KiwiBri

      Ah yes. The original fart and beer pouring apps

  • Mo Dabbas

    Of course they’ll start after Sept. 7th event. How would Tim go on stage and brag about the number of apps in the app store if they’re down!!!

    • It’s Me

      And of course that very well explains why they sent out the notice over a week before the event.

    • Mo Dabbas

      ya, a notice on apple website, apple investors and apple fanboys, right? Oh no, it was sent to developers as a heads up so that whoever still care about their app can save it. In other words, if you don’t follow tech nor you are a developer you probably don’t know about it.
      Now go play in your sandbox. You’re annoying and I don’t want to argue with you further.

    • It’s Me

      You’re not a developer and not very tech savvy and even you heard about it. You expect they should take out an ad in the NYT to announce this?

      That’s dumb even coming from you.

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  • Do Do

    Good on Apple. Frankly, all they have to do is include things like “dates” in their app store sorting but this is probably better for the consumer. Both Android and Apple need to improve their app stores. Apple’s “mac” app store is absolutely horrible.

    • Brad Fortin

      “Dates” as in a sorting option?

      Each app’s listing has a What’s New section and an Information section that show the date from the latest update, and further down there’s a Version History.

    • Do Do

      Ya but it’s not convenient. If I look for a “fart” app I’d like to some how not see anything that for example hasn’t been touched by the dev in the last year. Even if he’s made sure it runs with each OS update, that’s something.

      Basically we should have just as many “filter” options as we do if you do a search in some place like best buy or amazon.