Apps can be downloaded on the i Phone smartphone, the i Pod Touch handheld computer, the i Pad tablet computer, and to the Apple Watch smartwatch and 4th-generation or newer Apple TV as extensions of i Phone apps.
App Store was opened on July 10, 2008, with an initial 500 applications available.
However, App Store has been criticized for a lackluster development environment, prompting the company in June 2016 to announce a "renewed focus and energy" on the store.
Major changes introduced in the following months include ads in search results, a new app subscription model, and the ability for developers to respond to customer reviews.
In November 2014, due to pressure from the European Commission, Apple updated App Store so that all apps that have no charge to download are labeled "Get" instead of the previous "Free", due to many "free" apps' inclusions of paid in-app purchases.
In January 2017, reports surfaced that documentation for a new beta for the then-upcoming release of i OS 10.3 detailed that Apple would let developers respond to customer reviews in the App Store, marking a significant change from the previous limitation, which prevented developers from communicating with users.
In March 2017, App Store submissions containing pricing details, such as "free", in the name started getting rejected.
Developers had previously been advised in developer guides in i Tunes Connect and App Store overview pages that they should refrain from the practice, though apps were still approved.
Since its 2008 release, App Store has generated over billion in revenue for developers.
In June at its developer conference, Apple announced an upcoming "Kids" section in App Store, a new section featuring apps categorized by age range, and the section was launched alongside the release of i OS 7 in September 2013.
Starting in March, some (though not all) apps with "free" in their titles were being rejected.
In December 2017, Apple revamped its search ads program to offer two distinctive versions; "Search Ads Basic" is a pay-per-install program aimed at smaller developers, in which they only pay when users actually install their app.
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