updated 03:55 pm EDT, Wed March 18, 2009
App Store listings broken
Apple has been lax in fixing a significant issue with the mobile App Store, a number of developers allege. The storefront's Release Date category is said to have been stuck for approximately a week, without any word from Apple on when the issue might be resolved. Sorting by date continues to function within iTunes.
The issue is said to be especially critical for app vendors, as they may be depending on a continually-updated Release Date list in order to gain exposure. Though users can browse through apps manually, titles not highlighted on the App Store typically fail to sell as well as possible. Titles which enter the Top 100 category are in fact said to enter a self-perpetuating cycle, selling more downloads due to their earlier success.