October 1, 2022


  • The Telegram CEO stated the replace has been ‘caught’ for 2 weeks
  • Pavel Durov stated the ordeal is ‘demoralizing’ and costing monetary losses
  • Apple beforehand delayed a Telegram replace after Russia banned the app in 2018

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov slammed Apple for its app “assessment course of” that he claims has been delaying an upcoming app replace that is speculated to make a “revolutionary” change within the app’s messaging system.

In a Telegram publish printed Thursday, Durov stated the messaging app is “unable to distribute new variations of Telegram as a result of obscure ‘assessment course of’ imposed on all cell apps by the tech monopolies.” Durov defined that the upcoming replace “is about to revolutionize how individuals specific themselves in messaging,” however the replace has been “caught” in Apple’s assessment “for 2 weeks, with out rationalization or any suggestions” from the tech big.

Durov went on to notice that if Telegram is experiencing such “remedy” from Apple, smaller apps could also be going via better difficulties whereas ready for an replace approval. “It is not simply demoralizing: it causes direct monetary losses to hundred of 1000’s of cell apps globally,” he wrote.

Lastly, Durov went on to notice that European Union regulators “are slowly beginning to look into these abusive practices.” Apple has but to touch upon Durov’s newest assertion on the reported approval delay.

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This isn’t the primary time Durov known as out Apple for its replace approval delays. In 2018, the Telegram founder stated Apple blocked updates to the Telegram iOS app after Russia introduced a ban on the messaging app. At the moment, Durov stated Apple “did not aspect with us” when Russia banned the app. He revealed that the ban was applied as a result of Telegram’s supposed refusal “to supply decryption keys for all our customers’ communications to Russia’s safety companies.”

Simply at some point after Durov posted his sentiments in regards to the Russia ban and Apple’s “block” of the Telegram replace in 2018, the iPhone maker authorised an up to date model of the messaging app, The Verge reported.

Telegram is simply one of many app giants that known as out Apple over its App Evaluation course of. Final yr, Hopscotch co-founder and CEO Samantha John revealed in a Twitter thread that she was met with difficulties in submitting an app replace to Apple’s App Retailer.

In her Twitter thread, John famous that the replace was supposed to repair bugs, however she claimed that Apple rejected the replace for causes not associated to the bug concern. John stated the replace was rejected twice earlier than a consultant reportedly stated that the “rejection was a mistake.” Apple has since reached out to John to apologize.

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A 3D printed Telegram brand is pictured on a keyboard in entrance of binary code on this illustration taken September 24, 2021.
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