Apple says Grindr, Scruff not targets of recent guideline change

Apple has clarified that a recent change to its App Store guidelines is only targeting illicit apps that use dating as a cover and won’t result in the ban of legitimate apps like Grindr or Scruff.

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The Cupertino tech giant on Monday updated its App Store Review Guidelines to clarify some existing policies and add new requirements for apps. One of those changes, guideline 1.1.4, bans “hookup” apps that include pornography or are used to facilitate prostitution.

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