In a recent change in its guidelines for app developers, Apple prohibited cryptocurrency mining from its App Store. The new rule was applied to all Apple Devices and platforms. Apple was forced to take this step as the cryptocurrency mining apps have to be in active mode always that was draining the battery faster. These Cryptocurrency apps deteriorated the OS performance by engaging all the major device resources. The heat generated by the device was a cause of concerns for many users.
Apple prohibited Cryptocurrency mining from its app store after it removed Calendar 2 App from the Mac App Store in March. The calendar 2 app had offered the premium services to the users in exchange of cryptocurrency mining on the user’s devices. This was a service infringement to what apple had promised its users in terms of device performance. This app drained the battery and caused the device to heat up while affecting the OS, causing it to lag and freeze.
It was a first from apple when it took action against cryptocurrency mining apps on its app store. Apple made significant changes on how it allowed cryptocurrency apps to function in its app store. The new rules stated by apple in its new guidelines are stated below:
Apple prohibiting cryptocurrency mining from its app store will create a drastic change in the app development landscape for virtual currency. Initial coin offering and sending, receiving of cryptocurrency are already banned. Many apps that have been secretly mining cryptocurrency under the radar will now be removed after the implementation of the new guidelines.
The new rules apply to all the apple devices and platforms on the app store. Jail broken iPhones and Mac systems can still be used for mining since they are outside of apple’s security net.
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