Apple allows users to tip content creators

That was to be expected.

One of the more egregious apps he found was an app named "Mobile protection:Clean & Security VPN" that asked users to pay $99.99 a week for a completely worthless service. Now it categorizes games and apps into their own sections.

Buried on the third line in a paragraph of text in small font, iOS casually tells me that laying my finger on the home button means I agree to start a $100 subscription.

To block review requests from ever appearing on screen again, users can open the Settings app and scroll down to the iTunes & App Store menu.

As for how developers are gaining such traction with seemingly fake apps, Lin explains that many are manipulating App Store search ads to do so.

Gruber argued that Apple needs to reassess "the effects of allowing developers to buy their way to the top spot in search results".

Problem is, the way Apple's app subscriptions work, agreeing to a "free" trial can automatically opt you in to an auto-renewing subscription. They're taking advantage of the fact that there's no filtering or approval process for ads, and that ads look nearly indistinguishable from real results, and some ads take up the entire search result's first page.

A big update also is the removal of Top grossing charts which acted as an index for big App intelligence firms (like AppAnnie, PrioriData) to estimate revenues from the App store - this will make studying the competition and market even more hard for developers. And this isn't just happening with security related keywords.

"I was one Touch ID away from a $400 A MONTH subscription to reroute all my internet traffic to a scammer", Lin wrote in a Medium post on Friday.

And this app in question, believe it or not, generates tens of thousands of dollars each and every single month. However, he also notes that at the exorbitant prices the app charged, it would only need around 200 subscribers to get to that amount. Earlier, Apple used to tax 30 percent for its in-app purchases.

With the new cards design, the real estate in the App store seems to have reduced leaving just 1-2 apps to be seen by consumers in the first look, instead of 8-9 in the old design indicating that it will be more tougher to get featured but the impact of being featured will be magnified. Hopefully, when iOS 11 launches these bugs will be removed as well.

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