iPhone iOS Content Blockers - Where are they?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by AbSoluTc, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    I'm really wanting to try some of these out and I can't seem to find any! I understand things are still new for iOS 9. I really can't wait to see all the ads on my mobile browser vanish. It's absurd how much space they take up, not to mention the data. I love MacRumors but this site is littered with ads on mobile.
     
  2. Coupz macrumors regular

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    You know that iOS comes on Wednesday officially?
     
  3. Zirel Suspended

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    Content blockers need iOS 9, and thus will start appearing the AppStore when iOS 9 is officially released.

    Remember that every single application and update needs to go through AppStore manual check up.

    I have a content blocker to be launched on the AppStore.

    http://www.sudomindcontrol.com/adbomb/

    And sign the mailing list so I can tell you guys when it's ready.

    It is going to be 100% free.
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Looking forward to trying it out...thanks!
     
  5. lemimouth macrumors regular

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    Question: Is it true that non-64 bit devices cannot use content blockers? I'd love for this to not be true...
     
  7. Zirel, Sep 13, 2015
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    It's sad for millions of people, but it's true. I confirmed this with Apple Engineers. They responded they decided that way, because this is heavy on string compare. Which makes sense, as 64 bit processors improved greatly with this type of operations, as they can compare 8 bytes at once, where 32 bit processors can only compare 4 bytes at once.

    It would be obviously possible with 32 bit processors, but seems like Apple doesn't want the users to feel anything...
     
  8. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    Well at least now I know. And have a reason to upgrade to an iPhone 6S!
     
  9. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    There is 1 ****ing ad at the bottom of this page.
     
  10. Benched08 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, those greedy producers/journalists/designers/developers who give us digital content, how dare they expect some form of payment. I hope everybody who installs these content blockers feels a twang of guilt when only a few people can surf the web without getting beached.
     
  11. dearfriendx macrumors 6502

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    I'm using Freedom for iOS right now through TestFlight. It doesn't have any options yet but no obtrusive ads is a nice touch to iOS. I'm okay with whitelisting a lot of sites I frequent. I mainly want to hide obtrusive and annoying ads along with tracking scripts. Not too fond of tracking profiles being made for marketing to me.
     
  12. BasicGreatGuy, Sep 13, 2015
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    I just sent a PM seeking to be part of the testing as well. Hopefully, I can still get in.
     
  13. dearfriendx macrumors 6502

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    More than likely able to get a spot. His blocker isn't well known compared to Crystal which I'm still waiting on. I DM'd him last night asking if a friend could get on and he did it within 5 min no problem
     
  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Please read this and understand that it's written by a very well respected iOS developer who himself has relied on ad revenue:

    http://www.marco.org/2015/08/11/ad-blocking-ethics

    Short version: You're wrong about this issue. It's not the same as just saying "ads are bad" which is what you seem to be assuming.
     
  15. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    Couldn't you take BlockParty, for example, open it in Xcode, sign it with your dev identity, and ad-hoc install it to get around the 64 bit requirement?
     
  16. Zirel Suspended

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    Maybe. I can't confirm because I don't have a 32 bit device.

    But for submitting to iTunes Connect, it failed until I forced 64 bit.
     
  17. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah it will fail in iTunes Connect. I was suggesting for personal use.
     
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  19. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    Got an invite to test it today, can't test on my 5c so it's on my iPad
     
  20. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    I've been working on an ad blocker called Blacklist. Will be priced at $0.99 when it's released, currently is in App Review.
     
  21. Gymgenius Suspended

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    I'm really looking forward to getting Crystal.
     
  22. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Is it any different from browsing macrumours in tapatalk, which strips out all the ads anyways?
     
  23. oester macrumors member

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    I just started testing Purify via test flight. Working great and I can finally use the Macrumors mobile site without it being s painful experience!
     
  24. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    TechCrunch compared 1blocker,Blockr and Crystal which are Safari plugins.
    I also saw that AdBlock Browser launched an app which is a separate app with adblock options in it.
     
  25. Hurmoth macrumors newbie

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    If anyone is interested, 1Blocker is giving away beta invites right now. All you need to do is DM your TestFlight email address to him: https://twitter.com/1BlockerApp/status/643836677346197504

    I've got it installed and so far so good. Definitely feels like some sites with major ad issues (The Verge & iMore, for example) loads faster.
     

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