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Phil Schiller Talks to Matthew Panzarino on Hey’s App Store Rejection

Matthew Panzarino, writing at TechCrunch:

In a brief call today about Basecamp’s Hey email app from the iOS App Store, Apple’s Phil Schiller told me that there would currently be no changes to its rules that would allow the app to continue to be offered.

“Sitting here today, there’s not any changes to the rules that we are considering,” Schiller said. “There are many things that they could do to make the app work within the rules that we have. We would love for them to do that.”

Read through to the end for Apple’s letter to Hey, reiterating why Apple doesn’t think Hey complies with the App Store guidelines.

As Panzarino says, “So for now, no thawing.”

Friday, 19 June 2020