Reddit

Earlier today, Apple started cracking down on third-party Reddit apps on the App Store for NSFW content. Apple said that the Reddit clients violated clause 18.2 of the App Review Guidelines as they contained "user generated content that is frequently pornographic."

While the timing is coincidental considering that the official Reddit client for iOS made its debut earlier this week, the two events are unrelated. The developer behind popular app Narwhal said, "Reddit did not request this. This is solely because of Apple." The Narwhal app is now back on the App Store after the removal of NSFW settings.

Similarly, the developer of Eggplant Reddit was asked to remove the NSFW toggle present within the client:

It is not appropriate to display pornographic content. It would be appropriate to remove the toggle and pornography present within the app.

Reddit also received a notice to do the same on its official apps:

We were asked to update our apps (AB and Reddit Official) to remove the "Safe for Work Browsing" toggle. This is a feature we previously refined with Apple's help. We were surprised by the notice.

We just resubmitted our build. We were not informed that Apple would be removing other apps. We were very upset to see that they did. Honestly, if we were interested in getting rid of 3rd party apps (which we're not!!!), this would be the stupidest possible way to accomplish it.

We suggest all 3rd party apps similarly remove settings for safe for work browsing.