Apples The guidelines for the App Store have received significantly more attention in recent months, and while it is likely that the Apple team will do their utmost not to dismantle the core pillars of the store economy, the company has one small change The guidelines announced today will hopefully prevent users from being caught in a crossfire.
In a brief announcement posted on their website today, Apple announced that they have updated their review policy guidelines on the App Store so that developers can continue to troubleshoot even if they are currently in a stalemate with the app review team . With Apple appearing to be even more aggressive in forcing developers to incorporate in-app purchase frameworks into their apps, Apple is setting up this change so that users are not disturbed.
The announcement reads: “Bug fixes will no longer be delayed for policy violations, other than those related to legal issues.”
This change was announced back in June.
This change is unlikely to satisfy critics hoping for more extensive changes. In many ways, this change is helping Apple not to be painted as a bad guy in new developer battles. The stars aligned so that Apple could shoot itself in the foot by not allowing a developer to fix flaws in their app while they were in a stalemate with the company.