It is no exaggeration to say that the iPhone has changed technology in the 15 years since its introduction. Handheld devices bring a new era in which we can take photos, pay for meals, and order dinner from the same limited range to make phone calls. However, as with any piece of technology, Apple is also adjusting how the most popular product works, with a recent announcement that it can remove a feature that is available on all iPhones and iPads. Continue reading to find out what you can delete from your device in the coming weeks.
Thanks to annual application updates, customers can expect newer models of iPhones to go on sale each year offering frequent major upgrades to everything from camera and storage space to screen resolution or performance. Apple also made minor changes even within the release of each new device, specifically as regular software updates that provided protection against security threats or provided new features.
But all too often, technology giants have also come in to change certain things about how the devices work or what is available to customers. For example, in March last year, Apple made a major push for privacy when it announced it would require apps that collect personal data to use across devices to request permission with a derivative. And on March 1 this year, the company announced that it would ban applications for state-run media outlets Russia Today (RT News) and Sputnik from its application store nationwide. countries except Russia after the invasion of neighboring Ukraine.
The technology giant also explains the specific types of materials that are at risk of being dropped due to its policies. “Developers of applications that have not been updated over the past three years have failed to meet the minimum download threshold — meaning that the app has not been downloaded at all or in very short periods during the 12-month rotation period- received an email telling them that their app had been identified for a possible removal from the App Store, ”the company wrote.“ I seem tired. Apple just sent me an email saying they are removing my free Motivoto game because it too [two] year old, “Robert Kabwe, Developer with Protopop Games, said in a tweet on April 22.” This is not good. Console games from 2000 are still available for sale. This is an unfair deterrent to indie devs. ”
Others point to contradictions in Apple’s guidelines. In an April 23 tweet, developer Kosta Eleftheriou said the company had removed an app it had made for blind people because it had not been updated in two years — although the once popular Pocket God game still exists as it has not yet been released. updated in seven years, Verge reports.