Feature Request or Possible Bug Fix
Submitted by Adam on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
iOS and iPadOS
Seems that voice over won't read the rating (i.e. 3 stars, 4 stars, 1.5 stars, etc.) in the App Store in IOS6. If this isn't a bug, then I would request that Apple be asked to add the capability for voice over to read the ratings numbers on each App. Voice over did this in IOS5.1.1. So hopefully it can be done again in IOS6. Thanks for reviewing this information. This is a great site & I tell everyone I know about it. Thanks for what everyone does to help & contribute.
I thought I heard that Apple is moving toward more of a count of how many people positively recommend apps rather than a 1 through 5 star rating system. I haven't actually looked to see if that is how it is now, but it might be why you aren't finding what you are looking for. Hope this helps.
I hadn't heard about the app store changing how it rates apps. I have heard that other people have noticed that voice over isn't reading the ratings (i.e. 4 stars, 1 star, etc.) & I'm hoping Apple has already been made aware of the issue and will fix it. I think it's important to keep the ratings system because I find it very useful when deciding whether or not to spend additional time and energy on researching a particular app. Does anyone know if Apple has been notified of this problem yet?