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iPhone App Store approval policy ‘relaxed’

Apple has moved to make its iPhone app approval policy more flexible and more transparent, amid widespread criticism of tight controls imposed on developers.

The Cupertino tech giant revealed that it will be changing some of the terms of its iOS developer license that came into force this year.

A statement from the company said that it is "relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps.”

However, it added the caveat that it will maintain a hard line on apps that download code.

Alongside the changes, Apple has made the rules that govern app developers more widely available by publishing the ASRG (App Store Review Guidelines).

However, these sounded a note of caution for those lobbying for less censorship of the store and for devs looking to make a quick buck from jokey apps.

Apple stated: "We don't need any more Fart apps. If your app doesn't do something useful or provide some form of lasting entertainment, it may not be accepted."

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