While Apple claims its App Store to be one of the most secure digital storefronts to download apps on your iOS device, one thing it severely lacked up until now was the ability to rate and review apps made by the company. This was in stark contrast to third-party apps which prominently feature ratings and reviews to facilitate a user in deciding whether the app is worth their time.
As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple – in its infinite grace that we should all be thankful for, really – has finally enabled the ability to rate its own apps. Apart from finally making the App Store a relatively more level playing field for developers competing with the tech giant’s offerings, it also allows consumers to tell Apple what they love or hate about its apps.
You can view ratings for individual apps developed by Apple on the dedicated webpage here or through the App Store available on your iOS device. While some apps like iTunes Remote have a very favorable 4.6/5 rating after 28,000 reviews, others like Apple News are at an abysmal 2.3/5 score after a handful of reviews from people airing their grievances at the firm. Of course, reviews have only started coming in so expect them to stabilize within a few days. Some stock apps like Phone and Messages do not have App Store listings, so they are exempt from this process.