MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 Return to Apple’s App Store
Why did Apple remove MT4 and MT5 from the App Store?
The removal of MT4 and MT5 from the Apple App Store has been shrouded in mystery, with little communication from either Apple or MetaQuotes at the time of its sudden departure. Various theories have speculated on the reason for this, but none have been officially confirmed.
What is known is that MetaQuotes has worked closely with Apple to rectify this since September – resulting in the two apps once again being downloadable for new traders and usable once again for existing ones as of 6 March 2023.
Traders the world over rejoiced at the news. Owned by MetaQuotes, MT4 and MT5 are widely considered among the most popular trading platforms in the world, with MT4 particularly synonymous with forex and CFD trading. Both are available across multiple brokers across the globe, including Pepperstone.
MetaQuotes had this to say on the matter, publishing an update on its website:
“MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 Apps have been reinstated and are available for download from the App Store. During the lengthy process of restoring the Apps back in the App Store, MetaQuotes has communicated to Apple extended explanations surrounding operational technicalities and provided further insights as requested. All matters have been resolved and the iOS applications have been reinstated to the store. Our applications are fully compliant with Apple's requirements.”
The announcement went on to quote MetaQuotes CEO, Renat Fatkhullin, as saying that the company is “happy that the situation has been resolved and we managed to find an understanding with Apple. Our company respects the requirements of any marketplace and always strives to meet them. We feel responsible to our users and therefore we did our best to provide clarifications on the issues raised from Apple in a timely manner."
MetaQuotes, based in Cyprus, introduced MT4 to the world in 2005. It quickly became internationally popular for its huge array of indicators, charting packages and amount of Expert Advisor tools offered. The MT4 software remains MetaQuotes’ most beloved product to this day.
In 2009, the company followed its success with the launch of MT5. While MetaTrader 4 was designed specifically for forex traders, MT5 broadened the MetaTrader appeal to offer more markets to trade upon – for example, the ability to speculate on stocks for the first time – as well as other features.
About MetaTrader and Pepperstone
Pepperstone offers its traders both MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5. Both can be downloaded from our site, as well as on the Android App Store (who have offered MT4 and MT5 uninterrupted during this time) and, now, the Apple App Store as well.
To find out more, read about our MetaTrader offering.
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