Apple has paused ads related to gambling and several other categories on its App Store product pages, according to a company statement.

The decision comes after Apple began rolling out mobile app ads in two new sections of the App Store including on individual app product pages.

From MacRumors:

Apple today rolled out new ad placements in the App Store on the iPhone, allowing developers to advertise their apps in more places, including the main Today tab and in the "You Might Also Like" section at the bottom of individual app listings.

Just hours later, several prominent developers complained about distasteful ads for gambling apps appearing in their own App Store listings outside of their control, including Marco Arment, Simon StÝvring, and others. The issue was also highlighted in a tweet shared by MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Viticci.

"Now my app's product page shows gambling ads, which I'm really not OK with," tweeted Arment. "Apple shouldn't be OK with it, either."

As noted by Arment, Apple provides advertisers with the choice to have their ad shown in app categories different than their own app's category, allowing ads for gambling ads to appear in listings for unrelated apps like the podcast app Overcast.
The presence of gambling ads in the App Store as a whole has prompted some criticism, with some accusing Apple of being greedy and moving away from policies that the company upheld under former CEO Steve Jobs. Apple earns revenue from both the ad placements and its 15% to 30% cut of in-app purchases in gambling apps.
Read more here: https://www.macrumors.com/2022/10/26...ds-complaints/