According to certain reports, Apple removed 25,000 apps from Chinese Version of App store. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology revealed that there are over 1.8 million apps in China’s app store. Apple’s China app store had many fake apps, which is evident from the complaints Chinese iPhone users registered regarding getting spam messages etc.
Apple’s China App Store had Plenty of Gambling Apps
If Apple has actually removed 25,000 Apps, it would be the same as 1.4 % of the total number of apps mentioned by CMOIIT.
Apple is not the only one taking precautionary measure to removed fake and deviating content, many other tech giants have also taken many precautionary measures.
Apple has released an official statement that told the kinds of apps it has removed from the app store. The tech giant, Apple told that gambling apps are illegal in the Chinese version of the App Store. It also ensured that the company is very vigilant to remove such apps from the app store.
Apple said in a statement that:
“Gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China. We have already removed many apps and developers for trying to distribute illegal gambling apps on our App Store, and we are vigilant in our efforts to find these and stop them from being on the App Store.”-
Previously, Apple had removed an app from its app store that used to allows users to hide personal photos and videos behind the calculator app. This news is revealed by Business Insider. The name of app was Calculator%. Calculator% was the most popular app among teenagers which was vastly used to hide some fishy things from teachers, parents and elder friends. It is not known yet that why Apple Removes Calculator% App.