So-called App Store nutrition labels that detail exactly how an app handles your data sounded like such a fantastically simple idea when Apple described them last year.
Now that the feature is live, the devil is apparently in the details. As it happens, you can’t just trust all app developers to tell you exactly how much data their software hoovers up — or how they share it with potentially nefarious third parties. Apple says it’s working to police the problem, but it’s a black eye for the privacy-conscious company.
That was probably the worst news for Cupertino this week. On the other hand, Apple blew away Wall Street expectations with yet another record-setting earnings report. This time, the company raked in an astonishing $111.4 billion in quarterly revenue. Oh, and Apple also revealed the number of iPhone users soared past 1 billion recently.
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P.S. Don’t miss our review of new Apple TV+ movie Palmer, which stars Justin Timberlake as an ex-con trying to look after a young boy. (Spoiler alert: The kid steals the show.)