December 2, 2021
Apple Now Allows Jailed App Store Developers to Push Bug Fixes to their Apps

Even Devs Stuck in the Apple App Store Jail can Push Bug Fixes to their Apps Now

Apple will now let jailed App Store developers roll out bug fixes to their mobile applications in order to avoid security and privacy risks…

If there’s one thing developers know most about Apple is the company’s very strict standards. When an app runs afoul of its App Store policies, the tech giant “jails” the software program and the developer is unable to send out new feature updates. But, this leaves open the possibility of security vulnerabilities. So, Apple is making a change to its rule to allow jailed developers to roll out necessary security fixes.

Apple Now Allows Jailed App Store Developers to Push Bug Fixes to their Apps

The new Apple App Store policy won’t change anything else, though. Developers with apps in the jail still won’t be able to add on new functions or content, just push out bug fixes. That won’t likely satiate those with beefs against Apple. Although, it does come at a time when the company’s policies are constantly under heavy criticism, particularly, its insistence on collecting a 30 percent cut for all in-app purchases.

“For apps that are already on the App Store, bug fixes will no longer be delayed over guideline violations except for those related to legal issues. You’ll instead be able to address guideline violations in your next submission. And now, in addition to appealing decisions about whether an app violates guidelines, you can suggest changes to the guidelines. We also encourage you to submit your App Store and Apple development platform suggestions so we can continue to improve experiences for the developer community.”

William Boleys

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