Apple sometimes makes waves “cleansing” of apps in the App Store, but generally fell out of favor, programs are either clones of existing products or applications to send spam. Sometimes deletion is associated with repetition of some features of standard iOS (as it did with apps for control the time). However, this time the company went into large-scale purge of the applications related to vaping.
As reported by the Axios, after the report of the Centre for control and prevention (CDC) of the United States that the death toll from a mysterious disease of the lungs, allegedly caused by vaping, amounted to 42 people, Apple decided to remove 181 the application that is somehow connected with Smoking electronic cigarettes. Many of the programs were unavailable this morning, others will soon disappear from the App Store.
Why Apple pulled the app
Apple has never allowed the sale of vaping cartridges and related accessories directly from applications. But there were programs that allowed people to control the temperature and other functions of their cigarettes. The other was a news portals, social networks and games associated with vaping. Since June, the company stopped accepting such applications in the App Store. Those who have the iPhone already have an app with vaping, you will be able to continue to use it, however new users will not find it in the app store of the Corporation.
We try very hard to make our app store was a safe place for clients, particularly young people. We constantly evaluate the application and study past data to determine risks to the health and well-being of users.
In recent years, experts from the CDC to the cardiology Association of the United States, is credited with various injuries and deaths electronic cigarettes and vaping products, and also referred to the spread of these devices a public health crisis and epidemic of youth.
We agree and have updated our guidelines for vetting apps in the App Store to clarify that programs that encourage or facilitate the use of these products is prohibited. To date, these apps are no longer available for download, said Apple representatives.
Audited version AppleInsider.ru showed that in the us App Store really missing the apps which could be associated with vaping. At the same time, at the time of this writing in the Russian app store such programs was — from a simple simulation of electronic cigarette to social network for vapers and applications to select the optimal coil vaping.
Apparently, Apple either has not yet reached the Russian App Store, or limited to the American Shoe shop, as the grounds for removal of applications she received from the Center for control and prevention of diseases of the United States. Do you think this “cleaning” really justified? Please share your opinion in our Telegram chat.
How dangerous vaping
Earlier, the Centre had established the cause of the epidemic of an unknown disease among smokers of electronic cigarettes, is recorded on the territory of the United States of America. In samples of fluid of the lungs of patients was discovered a compound called acetate of vitamin E. However, this compound does not serve as the final explanation for the mysterious disease.