Friday, Aug 06, 2021, 10:01 Software

Apple Recommendation: The Best "Slime Apps" For US$700 Per Year

In most cases, a rather strenuous and time-consuming process takes place before an app is allowed to be featured in one of Apple's editorial picks and then advertised to all users on the App Store's homepage. This is especially the case for portraits of individual programs or developer(s), who often have to go through a weeks to months-long process of communication with Apple before their product is approved to be featured on the App Store. However, that's begun to change somewhat as Apple's editorial articles have begun to feature collections of multiple apps at once. It's starting to look as if Apple Editorial (the content team for the App Store) isn't treating all articles or editorial picks with the same amount of care anymore. This is particularly the case in terms of a very recent article and rather curious article which was posted and then removed – a feature of the best "slime apps".

A Quick Background On "Slime" Apps
To clarify a few things we had to learn ourselves in advance: "Slime" is a sort of internet community or subculture, with countless YouTube channels dedicated to the topic and is a type of relaxation therapy – although, at first glance at the name, it might not seem like that at all. It's extremely popular with teenagers in The United States. However, the slime apps in Apple's "feature category" were more than... questionable. For example, anyone who wants to spend a year using the app "Jelly: Slime simulator, ASMR" as a kind of relaxation therapy will only have to make weekly payments adding up to... US$700 per year.



Hey, extremely good software comes at a price!

Should users not find their wallets able to stand the strain of US$700 per year, fear not – Apple has other recommendations. For example, you can decide upon "TeasEar: ASMR Slime Antistress" instead of the aforementioned US$700 per year offer and pay only US$300 per year instead – a real deal. A number of reviews from extremely enthusiastic users will even vouch for the product's price-quality ratio! However, it's quite obvious that very few of these 5-star reviews appear to be authentic, just take a look at one of the reviews from "Unicorn Girl":

Apple Reacts Quickly
It's really not very apparent how this all manifested to the point that Apple decided to post a featured editorial containing the best "Slime apps" – all available at horrendously overcharged scam prices – however, the company reacted quickly at the very least. After we reported the rather spectacular article to our Apple contact, it only took about 15 minutes for the article to be removed. There appears to be a rather large market for "slime apps" which charge users up to US$17 per week to "play with (virtual) slime". At that price, it's almost like you could buy your own slime.

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