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

"Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining", the rules now say.

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.

On Monday June 4, Apple expanded on those crypto-centric guidelines with several key inclusions into specific functionalities like wallet storage and mining for apps on its App Store platform.

Note: Apps for trading cryptocurrencies and tracking prices will not be affected by the changes. One such addition explicitly forbids apps from offering 'currency for completing tasks, such as downloading other apps, encouraging other users to download, posting to social networks, etc'.

Apple is trying to make it harder for developers to abuse users' information collected through apps. So it's probably for the best that Apple has put a restriction on it so fewer people fall for what is essentially a scam and damage their devices. These applications will in theory, go on to be available on iOS and OSX devices and thus, any apps uploaded to the App Store should be considered to have the potential to be received and used by an terrible lot of people. The new rules restrict apps that generate excess heat, pull unnecessary system resources, or otherwise drain battery or affect performance unnecessarily.

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That's easy to declare but hard to enforce.

"With the Health Records API open to our incredible community of developers and researchers, consumers can personalize their health needs with the apps they use every day".

Apple has now chose to take stern steps to prevent such scenarios from happening again, mainly because mining operations tend to drag down the OS, making the entire device slower, and diminishing the well-crafted macOS and iOS experiences.

But at least devs seeking to remain in Apple's good graces will look for other money-making options.

Business Insider has contacted Apple for comment.

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