Apple Accused of Promoting Fraudulent “Slime Tension” Apps: Report

Apple Accused of Promoting Fraudulent "Slime Tension" Apps: Report

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  • Sydney, Aug 5 (SocialNews.XYZ) Users in Australia are complaining that the App Store is featuring “slime relaxation” apps that may not do anything, except charge steep subscriptions, the media reported.


  • Posted By: Gopi
    August 5, 2021

According to AppleInsider, scam apps have made their way onto both Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store before, with some making millions of dollars. Now, however, Apple is being accused of actively promoting apps that reportedly do little or nothing, and yet can charge users up to $500 (AU$676) per year.

This app has a free three-day trial, then charges $9.64 (AU$13) per week, the report said.

In a Twitter thread started by developer Simeon, Apple is shown to be promoting an app called Jelly: Slime simulation ASMR in its list of “featured” apps, as per the report.

“[As] as a developer who is not looking to scam people (I don’t want your money accidentally! Nor do I want to charge obscene amounts for trivial things),” continues Simeon, “this makes it hard for anyone to trust us and the App Store.”

Another Twitter user by the name Beau Nouvelle, claims that Apple has promoted these apps before. “One of them doesn’t even do anything,” he said.

Apple has not commented. However, it has previously and consistently maintained that it curates the App Store to protect users, the report said.

Source: IANS About Gopi

Gopi Adusumilli is a Programmer. He is the editor of SocialNews.XYZ and President of AGK Fire Inc. He enjoys designing websites, developing mobile applications and publishing news articles on current events from various authenticated news sources.

When it comes to writing he likes to write about current world politics and Indian Movies. His future plans include developing SocialNews.XYZ into a News website that has no bias or judgment towards any.
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