Apple App Store purge underway to clear out outdated, abandoned, misbehaving apps

Earlier this year, Apple said it planned to clean up the Apple App Store by removing outdated, abandoned apps, including those that no longer meet current guidelines or don’t function as intended. The purge is underway, according to new data from Sensor Tower — as noted by TechCrunch.

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The app intelligence firm found that app removals increased by 238% last month — with mobile games seeing the most deletions. In October, 47,300 apps were removed from the Apple App Store, according to Sensor Tower.