Apple adopts Chinese rules for App Store

Apple seems to finally adopted Chinese rules for App Store. Now proof of a Chinese government license is required to be listed on Chinese App Store. License could be acquired by having legal entity in China or by partnering with Chinese publishing company.

This regulation might affect app availability in China.


Apple updates Developer Program License Agreement to accommodate Digital Services Act requirements

Apple updates Apple Developer Program License Agreement. Changes include:

  • Definitions, Section 3.3.39: Specified requirements for use of the Journaling Suggestions API.
  • Schedule 1 Exhibit D Section 3 and Schedules 2 and 3 Exhibit E Section 3: Added language about the Digital Services Act (DSA) redress options available to developers based in the European Union.
  • Schedule 1 Section 6.3 and Schedules 2 and 3 Section 7.3: Added clarifying language that the content moderation process is subject to human and systematic review and action pursuant to notices of illegal and harmful content.

Changes include references to Digital Services Act for developers residing in European Union.

Apple Developer: Updated Apple Developer Program License Agreement now available

Apple Developer Support: Agreements and Guidelines for Apple Developers

Reference: Digital Services Act comes into force today – hard to tell whether Apple is complying