Apple rejected 1,679,694 App Retailer submissions in 2022

For the primary time, Apple has revealed an App Retailer transparency report. You possibly can learn the on the corporate’s web site. It reveals a number of attention-grabbing tidbits concerning the App Retailer, together with the truth that, as of 2022, there have been 1,783,232 apps on the storefront.

Within the doc, first noticed by (through ), Apple additionally reveals that it reviewed 6,101,913 submissions final yr (submissions can embrace updates to current apps, not simply new releases). Of these, it rejected 1,679,694. Surprisingly, the vast majority of submissions, greater than 1 million, didn’t make it to the App Retailer for failing to adjust to Apple’s efficiency pointers. The corporate additionally rejected 441,972 submissions on authorized grounds.

Apple additionally eliminated 186,195 apps faraway from the App Retailer in 2022. Final yr, the corporate fielded 1,474 takedown requests, with the overwhelming majority (1,435, to be precise) coming from mainland China. In a distant second was India, with 14 requests. Over that very same timeframe, Apple says it fielded 5,484 appeals involving apps faraway from the App Retailer in China. Following profitable appeals, it additionally restored 169 apps to the Chinese language App Retailer. Final yr, iPhone, iPad and Mac customers downloaded a mean of 747,873,877 apps each week, which might be an much more spectacular quantity in the event that they didn’t additionally redownload a mean of 1,539,274,266 apps each week.

Apple agreed to start publishing App Retailer transparency stories as a part of a the corporate got here to with App Retailer builders in 2021. On the time, the corporate stated the stories would “share significant statistics concerning the app assessment course of, together with the variety of apps rejected for various causes, the variety of buyer and developer accounts deactivated, goal knowledge relating to search queries and outcomes, and the variety of apps faraway from the App Retailer.”

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