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Generating crypto on your Apple device is effectively forbidden under the new rules. Developers cannot reward users with cryptocurrency for completing tasks in apps, and more significantly, you can’t use an app to mine coins on your machine. In the case of phones, this probably makes sense. You’re never going to make very much money mining cryptocurrency on your phone’s low-power hardware. So, the only reason a developer would include such functionality is to try and trick users into mining coins for them. Mining also puts stress on the phone hardware that can greatly shorten its already short lifespan. Apple is already taking heat for battery degradation in its phones without crypto mining.

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