Apple currently allows you to share how much you love or hate built-in applications by means of App Store reviews
- September 30, 2021
For the longest time, the App Store didn’t permit clients to rate or review Apple’s built-in iPhone and iPad applications, similar to Mail, Music, News, Stocks and Calculator. Nonetheless, apparently since the release of iOS 15 recently, Apple has now lifted that limitation. It is presently open season for all for App Store feedback on Apple’s stock applications.
As you would expect, customer feedback is now flooding in for Apple’s applications, with the Podcasts application presently faring the most noticeably terrible statistically with a 2.0 rating.
Despite the fact that Apple had no excuse to formally report this policy change, it is conceivable Apple opened it up due to approaching competitive tension, as third-party applications are not permitted to hide their App Store ratings.
You can rate and review any Apple application that is deletable and re-installable by means of the App Store, so core system applications like Phone or Messages are absolved as they don’t have App Store listings.
As the ability to rate and review is still very new, the vast majority of the stock applications just have a few dozen ratings up until this point. Nonetheless, you can envision that everybody with complaints subsequent to upgrading to iOS 15 are rushing to the App Store to leave their one star ‘constructive’ feedback.
One of Apple’s most popular services, Apple Music, has as of now clocked around 300 reviews with a 3.7 average rating.
As referenced previously, Podcasts is simply crossing the 2-star mark as customers keep on complaining about the progressions from the iOS 14.5 application redesign. The Translate application manages simply 2.2 stars, with reviewers taking note of that it could not hope to compare to the quality of translations gave by contending applications like Google Translate. Apple News additionally doesn’t accomplish a passing grade at 2.3 stars, with numerous reviewers complaining about the application more than once crashing when browsing articles.
No Apple application moves toward the fabled 5 star perfect score. Voice Memos seems to be Apple’s highest-rated built-in application as of now, sitting at 4 stars. Weather is likewise doing moderately well, at 3.7 stars, with clients liking the upgrades brought by the iOS 15 update. In any case, there is a common feature request for both the Weather and Calculator applications.