Popular Reddit app Apollo was removed from the App Store this afternoon after developer Christian Selig released an update that adds push notifications as a premium feature, Selig explained on Reddit.
After introducing the latest version of the Apollo app, which has a paid feature enabling push notifications, Apple informed Selig that he was in violation of rule 3.2.2 that prohibits apps from monetizing Push Notifications and other iPhone and iPad capabilities provided by the hardware or operating system. The email Selig received from Apple:
Hello, We are writing to let you know about new information regarding your app, Apollo for Reddit, version 1.3, currently live [...]
AirPods are sold out and unavailable for purchase in many Apple retail stores across Europe and in Apple’s online stores in those countries, as noticed by French site Watch Generation.
It’s not clear when the AirPods went out of stock, but the earphones are listed as unavailable in countries that include the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Finland, Sweden, and others.
AirPods continue to be available for purchase in other countries in North America, South America, and Asia Pacific, with the shortage primarily limited to Europe.
There’s no word on [...]
Just over two years after the European Commission ruled that Apple was receiving illegal state aid from Ireland — where it had reportedly paid less than 2 percent in taxes compared to the country’s headline 12.5 percent corporate tax rate — Apple has now paid back the entire 13.1 billion euros ($15.3 billion) it owed in back taxes (via Reuters).
The European Commission confirmed the payment this week, and furthermore said that EU antitrust regulators now plan to drop all legal action against Ireland. The EU had originally taken Ireland to court for failing to recover the $15.3 billion in tax due from Apple.
The confirmation of the [...]