You'll now get fewer annoying review prompts on your iPhone and iPad

The update comes with a number of updates, but perhaps the boldest change is to the App Store.

Each app will only be allowed to prompt you three times a year in this way as well.

- App Store customer reviews can be an integral part of the app experience, so you should treat customers with respect when responding to their comments.

Use the provided API to prompt users to review your app; this functionality allows customers to provide an App Store rating and review without the inconvenience of leaving your app, and we will disallow custom review prompts. For the first time, however, an iPhone 8 running Apple's new iOS 11, has made its way on to the World Wide Web giving a clear picture of the futuristic anniversary edition iPhone.

iDropNews has released a set of renders featuring this new iPhone 8 smartphone which shows off the design and a list of features and specifications.

One change is the addition of section 1.1.7. Hence, the categories tab has been broken into two - Games and Apps, which is further subdivided by categories. Having said that, a list view in the old design had more games in the initial view.

Sick of apps tracking your every move?

A big update also is the removal of Top grossing charts which acted as an index for big App intelligence firms (like AppAnnie, PrioriData) to estimate revenues from the App store - this will make studying the competition and market even more hard for developers. We have seen bunch of updates from Apple studded with a series of innovative features inside. However, Apple did say that it would become mandatory and it appears that time has arrived. If that results in more reviews - and reviews from users who aren't annoyed about switching apps - that's a good thing for developers, too.

Apple introduced the rating prompt a few months ago, but it's been optional up until now. At the same time, iOS 11 lays ground work for the future, in that it "opens up to fantastic possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps".

  • Arturo Norris