Apple takes a stance on crypto-miners in apps

From Engadget - March 14, 2018

The tech titan cited section 2.4.2 of its guidelines as its reason for removal. That section says apps should be able to "use power efficiently" and should not "rapidly drain battery, generate excessive heat or put unnecessary strain on device resources." Miners are known to be quite resource intensive, so Apple could use the same reason to pull any other app that comes with crypto-mining features going forward. That is, if if it did not only remove Calendar 2, because the miner it came with took things to another level.

Qbix originally introduced mining as an option for users who want to unlock the app's features for free. It was supposed to be completely opt in and was only supposed to use to 10 to 20 percent of a computer's resources. Unfortunately, a couple of bugs caused the Monero miner to go haywire. One of those bugs caused it to run indefinitely and to launch even without permission, while the other caused it to consume more resources than intended.


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