The detail was shared in a CNBC report on how the App Store works, which gives an inside look at Apple’s App Store review team.
The Executive Review Board meets once per week and discusses controversial apps or iPhone apps that might be infringing on App Store guidelines, and it has the final word on whether an app can stay on the store or if it’s going to be removed.
The ERB also creates the policies for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Relations department, otherwise known as the App Review team that looks over every app submitted to the App Store. Last year, the ERB was the team that decided to ban the controversial Infowars app from the App Store for violating Apple’s content policies.
Apple runs multiple App Review teams around the world, and according to CNBC, recently opened up new offices in Cork, Ireland and Shanghai, China. Over the course of the last few years, hiring for the team has ramped up.
People on the app review team are paid hourly, have employee badges,…