There’s no doubt that Apple’s latest iOS 9.2 updates have brought some good improvements to users, but it also comes with an update that might upset some users really bad.
- Apple Store just became a lot more annoying with full-screen pop-up ads
- Users of iPhone 5s or older will see aggressive ads encouraging them to upgrade to iPhone 6 or newer
- This advertising technique has launched with the new iOS 9.2
If you currently own an Apple smartphone newer than the iPhone 5s, you’re in the clear, but some aggressive ads are coming your way if you use an iPhone that is 5s or older. However, the ads can be removed in Google Store, at least.
Let’s face it, there isn’t a single fan of annoying ads out there – particularly when it’s the case of especially in-your-face ads that won’t stop coming. But even though we’ve learned to live with the ad aspect that comes with dealing with technology devices, Apple has taken it to a whole new level.
With the recent release of the iOS 9.2, the company also launched a new kind of ads – the kind that aggressively pop up – that advertise the benefits of upgrading to the iPhone 6s. If you already use this phone, you will obviously be spared of seeing these ads, as they are strictly directed at users who have updated to the iOS 9.2 on an older device.
To make things even worse, manual skipping is required in order to close the pop-up ads – namely, users will have to stop whatever they are doing and tap on the ‘close the ad’ button. We get it, Apple. You really want us to upgrade to iPhone 6, but are you sure this is the right way to do it?
It’s true, ads are a great way for companies to push their new products, but that doesn’t make it less annoying to users. However, there is a way to remove the ads from Google Store with the help of the AirPush Detector app. This tool will identify ads on the OS and it will notify users to remove them. You only have to do this once, never to worry about them again.
Google Store suddenly looks a lot more tolerable than Apple Store. Apple’s pop-up ads can spur two reactions; either annoy the heck out of owners of iPhone 5s or older until they break down and buy the new smartphone; or backfire and make them switch to a Google phone.
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