Custom, in-app prompts used by developers require the user to move over to the App Store to leave a review, a solution that may yield feedback but also pulls the user out of the app itself in order to do so. As he said in his blog, "I was one Touch ID away from a $400 A MONTH subscription to reroute all my internet traffic to a scammer".
With Today's tab, App store editors will be pushing content as part of "Daily Stories" with a new app and game featured as the App of the day along with new lists and other content.
"If you want to unlock features of functionality within your app, (by way of example: subscriptions, in-game currencies, game levels, access to premium content, or unlocking a full version), you must use in-app purchase".
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.
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.
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If you want to allow access to your W-Fi network, all you have to do is approve them by tapping the Send Password button. A bunch of fresh renders of an upcoming iPhone has appeared online, showing off running iOS 11 for the first time.
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Apple is known to have an iron grip on what apps can or cannot do, however the policy for tipping was unclear. At $400/month per subscriber, it only needs to scam 200 people to make $80,000/month, or $960,000 a year.
Basically, they wanted to be assholes and are frustrated with Apple for not letting them be assholes. By taking tipping out of the company's gray area, app developers may include a digital tip jar as a way to get content creators paid without having to offer ad revenue sharing.
The tipping option is not the only changes in the new App Store policies. So, if that is the case, how on earth did a fraudulent app like this make it into the App Store in the first place? 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. Search ads ensure it earns the top spot when you search for terms like "qr scanner" or "qr code", giving it more visibility and, to some, credibility than its legitimate counterparts.
"These are the exact sort of apps that the App Store review process should be primarily looking to block", Gruber wrote on his Daring Fireball blog in response to Lin's research.
We've reached out to Apple for comment on this practice.