Apple carried out a major “cleaning” in the company store, removing several hundred thousand mobile applications from it. This is due to the new publishing policy, which obliges developers to comply with a number of requirements when placing their software on a digital platform.
In the second quarter of this year, Apple and Google removed 592,000 apps in total from the App Store and Google Play, according to a report from anti-fraud solutions company Pixalate. Apple was especially distinguished by getting rid of 439,000 programs on its platform.
NIX Solutions adds that in the second quarter of 2022, Apple also saw a 100x increase in the number of app deletions in the Health & Fitness category. At the same time, previously downloaded applications will continue to work on user devices even after their pages in the digital store are deleted.