Apple has introduced the capacity for users to rate built in iOS apps in the App Store. This was not possible before and change permit users to share their experience and provide feedback to the manufacturer with the help of reviews. Apps like files, Apple maps, Apple home and Apple news all now have choices for user rating and reviewing on the app store. Most of these apps have bad ratings on the app store as for now, but it is soon to call and these ratings may not accurately reflect on how these apps actually fare.
9to5MAC reports that prestigious brand lifted the restriction to rate and review apple built in apps for iPhone and iPad with the release of iOS 15. This means that apps like mail, music, news, stock and calculator can also be rated and reviewed.
Apple podcast app recently fares the poor with just a 2.0 rating. Reviews at the time of writing this were largely complaints from users miffed with the redesign. Apple news gets a 2.3 star rating with complaints of frequent app crashing. The translation app also just has 2.2 stars and users are contrasting it with Google translate in the reviews section.
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The voice memos app on the contrary to this has a 4 star rating and even the weather app fares relatively well with 3.7 stars. Only Apple apps that can be deleted and reinstalled by the app store can be rated and reviewed. For example phone and messages are core apps and cannot be deleted that is why do not have app store listings.
As mentioned, most of these apps do not have many reviews and rating as the policy change is fairly brand new. That is why users should not depend on just these ratings and reviews while making a decision to install a built in iOS app.