According to Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, Parler can return to the app store, but they have to comply with the terms of service first. Parler was removed from the app store on Sunday after Apple asked to clear specific content and update their content control guidelines. Since Parler did not comply with these requirements, this prompted Apple’s decision to remove the app.
Cook said in an interview with CBS on Wednesday morning that Parler might return to the app store. The app only needs to comply with Apple’s terms of service to be restored, but it may be more complicated than that.
“Parler has some problems with moderation,” Cook said. “We want them to do that and go back to the store.”
“We suspended them, we didn’t block them,” cook added, referring to Parler’s CEO in response to a question. “Our app store has terms of service and he’s broken some of them. We only ask him to meet the terms of service. ” Apple had given Parler 24 hours to modify the app to better control and remove content that promoted violence and hatred. The app did not comply and was removed.
Google took action to remove the app from the Google play store before apple. Amazon cut off the platform’s AWS service on Sunday. These actions prevent Parler from accessing major smartphone app stores, and there are no servers to host regular web services.
Even if Parler meets Apple’s guidelines, it will have to persuade Amazon or other companies to host its platform before it can start running again. It is unclear when or whether the service will return.