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Apple Removed Apps with Pebble Compatibility by Mistake



While Apple has released its very own first Apple Watch, the famous company has accidentally removed apps with Pebble compatibility. The famous company alleged that it was all a mistake. However, removing apps for Pebble made everyone wonder if this was actually a strategy that Apple used to reduce the popularity of its competitors, now that it released the Apple Watch.

There are a series of smartwatches available on the market nowadays, some of them being quite popular. So, Apple released its new Apple Watch on a market that already has a few devices in sale, including the popular Pebble. Now, it appeared that Apple targeted Pebble, by rejecting the app updates released for this competitor. A few developers have reported on various Pebble forums that Apple rejected updates for apps that supported Pebble for no less than two years.

The reason that Apple offered for the rejection comes from its Apple Store review guidelines document.


"We noticed that your app or its metadata contains irrelevant platform information in the app. Providing future platform compatibility plans, or other platform references, is not appropriate for the App Store. Specifically, your app and app description declare support for the Pebble Smartwatch," a message received from Apple, by a developer, indicated.

"I confirm that Apple rejects updates referring to Pebble in the metadata. We had an image of a Pebble in our screenshots and had to remove this," another developer said. 

However, this seems to have not been a generalized process, as some developers who created apps that mention Pebble were able to submit them, without any issues from Apple.

Well, almost immediately after reports on this issue emerged, Apple released a statement. The famous company denied the claims that it rejected apps for the sole purpose that they work with Pebble's devices. An Apple spokesman also said that the whole situation was really wired, adding that the tech giant has not changed its policy towards Pebble.

Pebble made no allegations against Apple, but in fact claimed that the famous company has been extremely responsive to the concern and they are working together to have it resolved.
Apple Removed Apps with Pebble Compatibility by Mistake Reviewed by Mike Beasley on 4:12 PM Rating: 5
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