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iPhone's rate-on-delete feature binned

Plus: social gaming network coming soon.

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Apple has removed the feature which asks iPhone users to rate Apps when deleting them.

As spotted by Mac Rumours, the feature invited users to rate Apps between 1 and 5 stars. Some developers complained this unfairly skewed the average rating as those who liked the App were not prompted to provide a score.

Meanwhile, Apple has also revealed the new iPhone OS 4 software due later this year will introduce a social network service. Titled Game Center, it will allow developers to create Apps which let users invite friends to play a game, start a multiplayer game through a matchmaking service and track achievements and high scores on an online leaderboard.

Other features of the OS 4 software include the long-awaited addition of multitasking for third party apps, folders to better organise apps and a unified inbox for e-mail. For more information, visit

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