Apple approves Parler’s return to App Store

Apple will allow Parler to return to its App Store with approved content moderation updates made since the social media platform was removed in January after the insurrection at the Capitol.

Apple wrote in a letter sent to top Republicans on the House and Senate antitrust subcommittees on Monday that its review team told Parler its proposed changes were sufficient on April 14, and the updated Parler app may return to the app store.

“Apple anticipates that the updated Parler app will become available immediately upon Parler releasing it,” Apple’s senior director for government affairs, Timothy Powderly, said in the letter addressed to Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo).

The letter follows one Lee and Buck sent to Apple pressing the company over its removal of Parler from the app store, and comes just days ahead of a Wednesday hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee antitrust subcommittee on app store fairness.