In an email to affected developers titled “App Improvement Notice”, Apple warned that it will remove apps from the App Store that have not been “updated for a significant time” and do not give developers only 30 days to update them, reports The Edge.
“You can keep this app available for new users to discover and download from the App Store by submitting an update for review in 30 days,” the tech giant wrote in the email.
“If no update is submitted within 30 days, the app will be removed from sale,” he added.
While Apple will remove outdated apps from the App Store, all previously downloaded apps will remain on users’ devices.
A number of app makers, like Protopop Games developer Robert Kabwe, have expressed concerns about the change.
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Kabwe said on Twitter that Apple is threatening to remove its fully functional game, Motivoto, because it hasn’t been updated since March 2019.