Cryptocurrency Mining on iPhone, iPad Banned by Apple

Apple Updates App Store Guidelines, Tightens Rules for Crypto-Related Apps

Apps also can not offer cryptocurrencies as a reward for performing certain tasks such as downloading certain apps, or posting messages on social media.

It's also worth noting that Apple's move explicitly targets apps intended for cryptocurrency mining and others which drain your device's battery rapidly.

Apple has revised its standards for developers regarding cryptocurrency mining, according to a report by AppleInsider The company has updated two separate sections of its App Store Review Guidelines.

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Apple also has an existing section addressing cryptocurrency apps on its App Store that's been in place since about 2014. Along with new apps, the guidelines will apply to existing apps as well.

Further adding to the pressure on cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin's price declined on Monday following the hacking of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail.

The move allows US iPhone users to share their health record data with third-party apps from autumn. The app even made it to number 3 in the finance category of the App Store before Apple pulled it down.

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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.

The guidelines do allow apps that facilitate ICOs, as long as they work with established banks and follow all applicable compliance laws. "Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining", the new guideline reads.

Apple has put restrictions on apps that mine cryptocurrencies using device processing power, specifically disallowing such programs in its App Store.

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Apple further disallowed cryptocurrency apps that reward users for completing tasks such as downloading other apps or coaxing other users to do the same or to make social media posts.

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