Apple yesterday posted a notice telling developers that their screenshots would be locked in at the time an app was approved. The move was initiated to stop a scam happening when less-than-honest developers of iOS games were switching screenshots in order to lure downloads.
One developer has already started a thread in the developer forums believing, at first, that his lack of ability to edit his screenshots was a bug, only to be told of the new policy.
(Some developers use placeholder screenshots such as the one seen at right for the newly released app Midwest Black Hair. Then, after the app is approved and issues are brought into the new app, screenshots from the newest issue are submitted inside the developer website, replacing the placeholder.)
Nonetheless, many iOS developers are still complaining about declining app sales since the introduction of iOS 6 and the redesigned App Store. One developer, posting inside the Apple developer forums, said he believes that the cause of the drop in sales is tied to the way search results inside the App Store are displayed and the lack of a New Release section (or "All") that makes finding the latest released apps nearly impossible. (Not all the changes seen in the U.S. App Store have been implemented in the various international App Stores, however.)
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