Considering that gaming apps target children and teenagers, it would certainly not be a good sight for Apple and Google to discover that many of them are not updated, leaving them largely vulnerable to hacking.
Over 1.5 million iOS and Android apps have been abandoned
It turns out that the most updated apps are the most downloaded ones. 84% of apps with over 100 million downloads have been updated at least once in the last six months.
Pixalate also discovered 314,000 “super-abandoned” apps that hadn’t been updated in over five years. Of these neglected apps, 58% or 184,000 were found in the App Store. 42% or 130,000 of these ignored apps were detected in the Google Play Store.
Older apps can’t take advantage of the newer Android and iOS security extensions, which is why both Apple and Google want to remove them from their respective app storefronts. However, smaller independent app developers complain that they often don’t have to do anything after an app’s release. These developers feel unfairly attacked by Apple and Google.