Apple bans cryptocurrency miners from iPhones and iPads

Apple bans cryptocurrency miners from iPhones and iPads

Apple bans cryptocurrency miners from iPhones and iPads

The updated guidelines forbid third parties from doing so. Furthermore, much like the App Store and Apple Music, the redesigned Books app has its own section for curated content, where editors will be able to highlight and draw attention to stand-out new additions to the library.

Apple previewed their Apple Books app at the Worldwide Developers Conference last week and today they presented an in-depth look at the app that will replace the long running iBooks.

Apple has chose to ban on any crypto-mining app that might be used on its mobile products.

Apps related to cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin wallets and the accessing of exchanges will still be allowed on iPads and iPhones, so Apple isn't turning its back on the surging interest in cryptocurrencies. Most of it has occurred over Windows systems via dedicated mining rigs, which are usually PCs modified with several graphics cards.

Apple's updates to the App Store guidelines now prohibit developers from making databases of info gleaned from address books, nor can they request access to contact info under one pretense and then use it for something else - they have to get consent for what they're actually using it for.

"Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes such as cryptocurrency mining", said the guidelines. But the company later pulled the app, reportedly because the software's mining function could drain a Mac's battery life and cause excessive heat.

Despite the ban, cryptocurrency mining was never popular on Apple devices.

The updated ban only applies to installed apps. However, mining over smartphone isn't neccessarily a good idea; it can lead to overheating, which can damage the battery and possibly the casing.

The new rule, which was added some time recently, states "Apps may not mine for cryptocurrencies unless the processing is performed off device". The only exceptions are cloud-based mining (apps that mine "off device") and crypto trading, provided that the trading app is offered by the actual exchange on which the trading occurs.

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