Apple wants App Store apps developers to provide an account deletion option for apps that allow account creation of their accounts from within the app starting early next year. The developers need to accomplish this task for all app submissions starting January 31, 2022.
App Store Review Guidelines in June suggested the requirements in June. Developers are encouraged by Apple to review any laws that may require them to maintain certain types of data, such as electronic health records, sales records, and warranty records.
Earlier last week, the “Report a Problem” link was restored back on the App Store app pages on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey. This will enable users to easily report concerns with apps they’ve downloaded, such as scams. This feature is currently available for users in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. Soon it will be extended to other regions over time.
According to Apple, “Problematic apps diminish the App Store experience for users and developers, and we’re constantly expanding techniques to identify even more types of problematic content for removal. If we suspect that a developer has engaged in purposeful manipulation, fraud, or abuse, we will notify them and take action. Consequences may include removal of apps and may impact their Apple Developer Program membership.”