Whether you noticed it or not, Apple showed you ads in the App Store. However, the ads have been limited to the search tab and search results so far, but now that seems to be changing as Apple is reportedly showing more ads in other sections of the app store. Also Read – iOS 16 Hacks: How to Edit or Unsend Messages in iMessage
You will now see more ads in the App Store on iPhone
According to multiple sources, Apple will start showing more ads in the App Store. Apparently, two new ad placements have been decided upon and these will appear in the Today tab and on individual App Store pages. Like those in the search bar and search results, these ads will appear distinctly. Also Read – How to Merge Two or More Videos on iPhone
An advertisement will be highlighted in a light blue tint and will carry “Announcement”. While in the Today tab you will see ads directly, in individual pages you will see ads in the “You may also like” section. Also Read – Apple sale is now live on Croma: the best deals on the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, MacBook Pro and more
What’s great is that you won’t see any ads that the buyer wants to show, but the ads will be relevant to the user and come from App Store approved pages. So less spam and hopefully more quality ads.
“Apple Search Ads gives developers of all sizes the opportunity to grow their business,” Apple told MacRumors, 9to5Mac and AppleInsider.
“Like our other ad offerings, these new ad placements are built on the same foundation – they will only contain content from the App Store’s approved pages of apps and adhere to the same rigorous privacy standards.”
Apple has not yet started displaying these additional ads in the App Store. The company plans to start testing the new ads soon. We can expect them to arrive in the next few weeks.
As a reminder, Apple started serving ads in the App Store from 2016. With the new ad placements, it looks like Apple is planning to take more money in the name of personalized recommendations.