The company has announced that it has protected Apple‘s customers from more than $1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions on the Apple App store to prevent theft of their cash, information and time and that almost a million risky new apps have been kept out last year.
In 2020, almost 1 million problems new Apple apps were dismissed or deleted for a range of reasons, along with an additional almost 1 million app updates.
In 2020, approximately 95,000 apps, mainly for such bait-and-switcher manoeuvres, were removed from the App Store for scam violations, the technology giant stated late on Tuesday in a declaration.
“They are rejected or immediately removed from the store when such applications are discovered and developers are notified of the 14-day appeal process prior to the end of their accounts,” said Apple.
In 2020, over 180,000 new developers were assisted to launch Apps by the Apple App review team.
More than 48,000 copycats or users have been found to be spam or misleading in ways that can manipulate them into a purchase. This team rejects hidden or undocumented apps and more than 150,000 applications.
“They simply ask for more users’ data than they need or they misuse the data they collect, as another common reason apps are not accepted,” said the company.
In 2020, more than 215,000 applications for such privacy violations were refused by the App Review team. According to Apple, privacy is a fundamental right and is a major reason for users to choose the app store.
“Although these strict control safeguards are in place, problems still continue to surface with 1.8 million apps in the App Store,” Admitted Apple.
According to Apple, it relies on an elaborate system that combines mechanical learning, artificial intelligence and human assessment from experts to moderate these ratings, assessments and assessments to ensure accuracy and confidence.
Since 2020, over one billion Apple assessments and over 100 million reviews have been processed and more than 250 million ratings and reviews have been removed due to not meeting standards of moderation.
In 2020, Apple ended 470,000 developer accounts and rejected another 205,000 developer registrations in fraud, preventing these bad players from ever presenting an app to the shop.
In the last 12 months, almost 110,000 illegal pirate storefront apps have been found and blocked by Apple.
Alone in 2020, 244 million customer accounts were disabled by Apple due to fraudulent and abusive activities. Furthermore, 424 million account creation attempts were rejected because of the patterns of fraudulent and abusive activity.