Not another thing, but Apple takes cryptocurrency very seriously. The latest move that the company has made in this regard, we find it in the expulsion from the Mac App Store of the Calendar 2 application, an application that had recently added a new form of payment that allowed us to avoid payment if we agreed to mine cryptocurrencies in the background .
If we chose to make use of this "purchase" option we could access all the functions that the application offered us. The problem is not that Apple does not allow this technique, but that it was also the default option when it comes to unlocking the premium functions, another move that was not very funny in the Cupertino offices either.
In recent months, there have been many applications and / or web pages and / or extensions that without our permission were dedicated to mining cryptocurrencies while we were using an application or browsing its website, always without requesting our permission. Apparently all the income generated through this application was entered into a Monero account.
The application's developer, Gregory Magarshak, says that the implementation of this new form of payment was done in two phases. The first one, caused a bug that automatically activated the unlocking of premium functions, so the application began to mine cryptocurrencies directly without requesting permission at no time to the user. This caused the Mac CPU to increase its performance between 10 and 20% compared to normal consumption. When they fixed this issue, that's when Apple caught on and threatened to remove the app.
But according to the developer they have been the ones who have chosen to withdraw the application directly, until they can fix the bug that caused this automatic activation, who states that they will offer the application again on the Mac App Store once they have fixed this problem. The problem is that it will cost a lot to regain the trust of all users who have noticed the problem, in addition to making the hare jump and making us think that any application from the Mac App Store, or from outside it, can start to perform the same practice without us noticing at any time.