Apr 08, 2021 News
Apple required all third-party software in the app store to add "privacy labels" to protect consumer privacy further. Because of that, a large number of Google's iOS software stopped updating for a long time. This year in February, Google began to update the iOS software on a large scale, and many software also had privacy label information.
Lately, Google silently added privacy label information to the Google Maps and Google Photos apps. So far, all mainstream applications under Google have completed the adaptation to Apple's new requirements.
According to Apple's policy last year, if the privacy label is not added, third-party iOS software will not be upgraded. It is four months since the last update of Google Maps and Google Photos.
Google did not explain why it took so long to add privacy labels to this iOS software. According to analysis, the suspension period of several months shows that, compared with other technology companies, Google is more cautious on iOS privacy labels and is more severe reviewing new versions.