Apple has renewed them guidelines her to prohibit applications that use her IOS and Mac devices for mining cryptos. The ban applies to applications that focus exclusively on mining; on the contrary, applications such as exchange crypto or crypto wallets are still allowed.
Two parts of the guidelines were renewed, 2.4.2 (Hardware Compatibility) and 3.1.5 (Cryptocurrencies). More specifically, 2.4.2 says that each application should not consume too much battery, not heat the device, and not draw a lot of resources. Applications should not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency miners. 3.1.5 says that apps should not do mining unless the process is running on another device (such as cloud based mining or mining monitors).
The change was made last week and the company said that ought to do it as hidden cryptocurrency mining is now a very common phenomenon observed from last year's many store applications.
Although Mac and IOS users have not become as big targets as Windows users, Apple decided to make this change after a calendar application released last year in its store, which made the device significantly slower as carried out mining processes in the background.
The prohibition of cryptomining on IOS devices is very important as such processes can overheat the components, damage the batteries or even fire the device. Such scenarios have occurred on Android devices where known malware have made physical damage to infected mobiles.