Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on the iPhone and iPad

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Apple’s recently updated developer guidelines include a message intended to ward off would-be cryptocurrency miners. The new rules restrict apps that generate excess heat, pull unnecessary system resources, or otherwise drain battery or affect performance unnecessarily. According to Apple: Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run on unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining. While the idea of mining cryptocurrency on an iPhone is almost laughable, the message doesn’t appear to be targeting apps built for the purpose of mining cryptocurrency; those were already banned in a 2014 update. Instead, the language seems to suggest…

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