Apple announces new App Store guideline updates are live

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In a post to developers today, Apple is attempting to calm the water as its fight with Epic Games rages on. In the note, Apple announces that the policy, announced at WWDC, no longer delaying bug fix updates due to guideline violations except if it’s related to legal issues is now live.

In addition, Apple has announced that developers can now submit suggestions about changes, and/or improvements to App Store guidelines saying they hope to “improve” the experience for the developer community.

You can read the full note to developers below.

The App Store is dedicated to providing a great experience for everyone. To continue offering a safe place for users to download apps and helping you successfully develop apps that are secure, high-quality, reliable, and respectful of user privacy, we’ve updated the app review process as announced at WWDC20. For apps that are already on the App Store, bug fixes will no longer be delayed over guideline violations except for those related to legal issues. You’ll instead be able to address guideline violations in your next submission. And now, in addition to appealing decisions about whether an app violates guidelines, you can suggest changes to the guidelines. We also encourage you to submit your App Store and Apple development platform suggestions so we can continue to improve experiences for the developer community.

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