“In a somewhat surprising move, Apple announced yesterday a set of changes to the App Store just days before its developer conference next week. In some ways though, it’s not a complete surprise – as I wrote in my Insiders piece on Tuesday, WWDC keynotes have become densely-packed affairs, with so much material to cover and a fairly fixed two hour slot to cover it all,” Jan Dawson writes for Tech.pinions. “As such, getting some of the more complex announcements out ahead of time should help streamline things without getting bogged down in the details during the keynote. It also gives us time to review these announcements separately, without the crush of other news to drown them out.”
“Phil Schiller took over most of the responsibility for the App Store from Eddy Cue six months ago, shortly before Christmas. The scale of these changes is impressive but it’s a surprise we didn’t see some of them sooner. Developers have been clamoring for fixes to several of the problems these changes address for years and Apple should have dealt with them earlier,” Dawson writes. “However, the pace Schiller has moved since he took over this responsibility reinforces the sense it was the right move and he’ll address pain points with more alacrity than Cue did.”
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