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TA posted about Apple removing old apps

09-04-2016, 02:49 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,427
TA posted about Apple removing old apps

I just read that Apple starting on September 7th is going to start removing old apps that have not been updated or do not work or comply with the newest OS standards.

Goodbye TA App lol

Billy
09-04-2016, 03:02 PM
#2
Goodbye to most games lol

09-04-2016, 03:26 PM
#3
I would say good bye to 90 percent of my games so basically Apple is threatening game developers to create an update or their game will be gone? But if the game isn't broke then why tweak it?
09-04-2016, 04:06 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2014
Location: Brazil
Posts: 876
Let's not jump into any conclusions yet. Might not be as bad as we think.
09-04-2016, 04:32 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,084
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dankrio View Post
Let's not jump into any conclusions yet. Might not be as bad as we think.
Why not? We're just being human.
09-04-2016, 06:07 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,545
There are currently over 650k games on the app store and probably no one really cares about 625k of them. But when you search the app store those 625k games still show up and they might limit the visibility of the 25k good games people want to play. So in theory an app store with less games is good. But knowing Apples automated approval system, there will be errors. Personally I'm kind of okay with that and I assume Apple will fix their errors, because the number of unsupported and crappy games on the app store is getting ridiculous. Apple won't let the app store become a wasteland for games.
09-04-2016, 07:28 PM
#7
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Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,084
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Originally Posted by touchy85 View Post
There are currently over 650k games on the app store and probably no one really cares about 625k of them. But when you search the app store those 625k games still show up and they might limit the visibility of the 25k good games people want to play. So in theory an app store with less games is good. But knowing Apples automated approval system, there will be errors. Personally I'm kind of okay with that and I assume Apple will fix their errors, because the number of unsupported and crappy games on the app store is getting ridiculous. Apple won't let the app store become a wasteland for games.
With how little premium games there are compared to free ones, it's scary just thinking about how many will be left standing.
09-04-2016, 07:44 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,545
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
With how little premium games there are compared to free ones, it's scary just thinking about how many will be left standing.
Don't really think this is premium vs free situation or good vs bad games, more of a active vs inactive situation.
09-04-2016, 09:33 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2014
Location: Brazil
Posts: 876
Quote:
Originally Posted by touchy85 View Post
Don't really think this is premium vs free situation or good vs bad games, more of a active vs inactive situation.
What about there's no need to a game being update but it is fully functional?

Apple need to rethink its updates pushing stance. There's no need to update just for the sake of updating.
09-04-2016, 10:01 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,168
iOS 10 is gonna break alot of apps isn't it?