One of the reasons why Apple is so adamant about maintaining its walled garden is because the company claims that this is done to protect users. As if to prove that point, Apple has recently announced that in 2020, the App Store actually helped to prevent $1.5 billion in potential fraud.

According to Apple, “In 2020 alone, Apple’s combination of sophisticated technology and human expertise protected customers from more than $1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions, preventing the attempted theft of their money, information, and time — and kept nearly a million risky and vulnerable new apps out of their hands.”

The company also claims that in 2020, their review process saw the rejection of over 48,000 apps for containing hidden or undocumented features, 150,000 apps were rejected for being spammy, copycats, or misleading, and 215,000 apps were rejected for privacy violations. They also say that 3 million stolen cards were also prevented from being used to purchase items in the App Store.

We’re not sure what the reason is behind the publication of these figures, but it seems to come on the heels of recent reports of how Apple has dropped the ball on certain apps, allowing some scam apps to operate and make as much as $1 million a month.

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