When Apple refreshes the top content within the App Stores, both for the Mac and iOS, usually there’s some kind of bundle included for good measure.As noted by MacStories on February 12, Apple’s latest refresh of the iOS App Store shows that the company is putting a focus on applications that don’t have any in-app purchases within them. Traditionally, an app with an in-app purchase means that some kind of extra content can be unlocked by spending some amount of money from within the app. Sometimes this means spending money for the initial app, and then spending even more for extra content.
These apps, though, including games like Thomas Was Alone, Threes, Minecraft and others.
Apple has seen quite a bit of backlash from consumers that have fallen victim to in-app purchases, with many saying that “Free” is not the best way to describe an app that, while may be free to initially download, has other purchase that can be made from within it. As a result, Apple recently changed the “free” button to “Get” in late November 2014.
The refreshed App Store is showing up in the UK now, and should be rolling out to the United States soon — if it hasn’t already begun now.