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Published on January 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

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Apple’s App Store Is Finally Cracking Down on the Screenshot Scam

After years of complaints, scams, and careless screening tactics, Apple’s App Store is finally starting to figure itself out. The latest update should stop developers from using misleading screenshots by locking them into place once the app gets approved. As one of the most widespread app store hoaxes, developers would upload actual screenshots to gain approval and then switch them out with those from a more popular game once the review process ended.

Apple's App Store Is Finally Cracking Down on the Screenshot ScamAfter years of complaints, scams, and careless screening tactics, Apple’s App Store is finally starting to figure itself out. The latest update should stop developers from using misleading screenshots by locking them into place once the app gets approved.

As one of the most widespread app store hoaxes, developers would upload actual screenshots to gain approval and then switch them out with those from a more popular game once the review process ended. Basically, people were being tricked into buying mediocre and often unusable apps posing as all-stars like Halo or Pokemon. The latter even hit the #2 slot in Top Paid apps.

Well, better late than never, I guess. [MacRumors]

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