Apple removed Bitcoin wallet and related Apps? WHAT THE HECK!?

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  1. jewfromdahood macrumors newbie

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    Censored by Apple

    Way to go Apple they censored me on the support forums for daring to question why they removed the bitcoin wallet apps and any apps that allowed bitcoin usage… Their reasoning was,

    Section 22.1 of Apple’s Review Guidelines on Legal requirements states:

    “Apps must comply with all legal requirements in any location where they are made available to users. It is the developer’s obligation to understand and conform to all local laws.”

    Yet, they’re being removed from the AppStore because they're related to Bitcoin, but there's no mentioning of Bitcoin in Apple’s Guidelines. Another excuse is that their saying that in some locations(jurisdictions) that Bitcoin is illegal.. never have I ever heard of this.. I think Apple is just getting mad because there’s another financial system that’s competing with theirs and they’re not getting a cut. I believe that Apple states that they require a percentage to be charged on in-app transactions.. sounds like what the US Government “Hurr durr, we want to tax every transaction in the Bitcoin network.”

    However Apple did approve of the ONLY GAY SOCIAL APP FOR 12 YEAR OLDS!
     
  2. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Apple very often censors out messages (or parts of them) that they consider asking too sensitive questions. I, who am a regular in Apple's support forum, have seen such cases a lot; I've posted a longer post on this to DPR (http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52696847 ). Let me copy it here:

    "Apple are, BTW, really-really afraid of class action suits. I'm a regular poster over at the Apple discussion forum and have helped a LOT of users there (hence my high reputation points there: see https://discussions.apple.com/people/Menneisyys ). This also means I'm auto-subscribed to threads I've posted in and receive all new messages immediately. ALL new posts are censored there: posts suggesting to start a "class suit" because of a problem are immediately censored and the given part removed; mostly in 2-3 minutes. I can even prove this by some original mails and links to the now-censored, online versions, should our resident Apple fanboy question this.

    I wonder what Apple is so afraid of? Getting punished for their anti-customer moves?

    Now, I hope Apple allocated as much human resources to actually innovating than to censoring their support forum..
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    All in all, I wouldn't really bother with posting to Apple's support forums. You're either censored if you dare to ask about sensitive stuff or will be called "liar", "whiner" and the likes by the Apple MVP's there. (I know, I was also being called both by those @ssholes.)
     
  3. Xiph0s macrumors regular

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    Lmao, don't act like you are surprised.

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  4. 1DApple macrumors member

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    And you know of this how? Did you download it?
     
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