Apple continues its crackdown on abandoned apps, removing 439,000 apps from the App Store during the second calendar quarter of 2022. Apple and Google delisted a total of 592,000 apps from the App Store and Google Play, respectively, a major increase from the 220,000 apps the two firms removed during the first quarter.
According to a new report from fraud protection firm Pixalate, Apple removed 439,000 apps in the second quarter, an 8,652% increase from Q1 2022. Combined, the Apple App Store apps had nearly 40 million user ratings.
Apple looks to have mainly delisted apps during the second quarter that hadn’t been updated for at least two years or more, as 64% of the apps removed fit that description.