Apple’s $64 billion-a-year App Store isn’t catching the most egregious scams

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  1. ronjor

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    "Apple’s tightly controlled App Store is teeming with scams

    Nearly 2 percent of Apple’s top-grossing apps on one day were scams — and they have cost people $48 million...


    ...What’s more, Apple profits from these apps because it takes a cut of up to a 30 percent of all revenue generated through the App Store.

    Even more common, according to The Post’s analysis, are “fleeceware” apps that use inauthentic customer reviews to move up in the App Store rankings...

    Apple chief executive Tim Cook has long argued it needs to control app distribution on iPhones, otherwise the App Store would turn into “a flea market.” But among the 1.8 million apps on the App Store, scams are hiding in plain sight...

    Because Apple doesn’t face any major competition and so many consumers are locked into using the App Store on iPhones, there’s little incentive for Apple to spend money on improving it, experts say..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/06/06/apple-app-store-scams-fraud/
     
  3. longshots

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    And one the "scams" that I hate is after the purchase of an app ALL advertising is meant to be removed.
    And, obviously, you can guess how that's working.
    And even after many complaints to Apple, all of a sudden, nothing happened.
     
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    OK so perhaps I was being too positive about Apple in another topic. This really is unacceptable.
     
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