Apple is now rejecting apps that use third-party SDKs to collect user data
What you need to know
- Apple is now rejecting apps using the Adjust SDK.
- The SDK does not allow users to opt-out of tracking and is reportedly offering workarounds to privacy protections.
Apple has begun implementing some of the anti-tracking protection it has built into iOS 14.
As reported by 9to5Mac, the company has begun rejecting apps that use a third-party SDK to collect user data without their consent.
Per a number of developers, Apple has begun rejecting app updates that include the Adjust SDK related to its collection of data used for device fingerprinting.Per a number of developers, Apple has begun rejecting app updates that include the Adjust SDK related to its collection of data used for device fingerprinting.— Eric Seufert (@eric_seufert) April 1, 2021April 1, 2021
Seufert talked to 9to5Mac and said that it is not surprising that the SDK is blocked as it does not have an option to opt-out of tracking and has been recommending workarounds to developers.
Apple's new privacy protections in iOS 14 will require developers to ask for permission before tracking users.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
This is why we can’t have nice things. Looking at you Adjust SDK.