The change should help end the annual frustration experienced by app developers when users running beta versions of iOS discovered a third party app wasn’t compatible with the beta software and then left a 1-star rating on the App Store. Poor reviews on the App Store can hurt sales, and developers often can’t do anything to fix the problem because they can’t submit software built for the new versions of iOS whilst it remains in beta, and the bug could be one for Apple to fix, not the developer.
Good move, although it ook them way too long.
I wonder if they’ve removed reviews already made by beta iOS users?
Why not just mark them as private so only the developer can see them? Reality is app store reviews are the most convenient way to send feedback to apps. App devs could really benefit from a heads up that their app has issues on a new OS, why shoot that feedback mechanism in the foot from users who are interested enough to use the beta?