After announcing in September that it would begin to withdraw applications problems and neglected to clean the App Store, new data show that Apple has fulfilled the promise by eliminating nearly 50,000 applications for iPhone and iPad.
This massive removal of applications has increased 238% in October compared to other months of the year. Without a doubt, a thorough cleaning of apps.
Data research firm Sensor Tower show how 47,300 applications have been eliminated in October. About 3.4 times more than the monthly average on the App Store.
This Apple initiative is fine, because the App Store is gradually filling applications aesthetically very poor and with just downloads. But also, there are hundreds of applications Cloned trying to imitate the success of many others like Clash of Clans, Angry Birds, Wallapop, Flappy Bird, Super Mario Run and so on .
Most applications removed by Apple in the App Store were games (around 28%) but do not know what percentage of applications have been withdrawn due to neglect or lack of updating.
Below you will see a table with a statistical graph that reveals the number of applications removed from the App Store in the month of October and in the rest of months of this year 2016.
It is not clear which applications are considered "abandoned" or what requirements they should have. But it is clear that Apple will eliminate all applications from the App Store that are not compatible with the latest version of iOS in October.
So, if you're a developer, take a look at all your apps with the aim of revamping your user interface and improving your internal system to incorporate iOS 10.1 support.