The Decision-Reversing Edition Sunday, January 3, 2021

Apple Will Let Amphetamine App Stay In The App Store After Wrongly Telling Developer It Violated App Store Rules, by Kim Lyons, The Verge

The developer of Amphetamine, an app that prevents Macs from going into sleep mode, says Apple told him it violated App Store guidelines, even though it’s been in the App Store since 2014, and has nothing to do with drug use. Not long after The Verge reached out to Apple for comment on Saturday however, the company reversed its decision, and the app will be able to stay up with its current name and logo.

Apple Promotes Fitness+ And Apple Music Integration With ‘Studio Series’ Playlists, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

One of the key features Apple touts with its new Fitness+ workouts service is deep integration with Apple Music. One of the ways in which this is now manifesting itself is with a dedicated category in the Music app, allowing users to quickly view playlists from Fitness+ workouts.

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Apple should have known something is not quite right. When an app existed for quite a while on your App Store, and your reviewer suddenly rejected the app, maybe Apple should spend a bit more time reviewing your own decision first?


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