Apple Removes Jailbreak Detection App from App Store

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Recently released app called ‘System and Security Info’ by security researcher Stefan Esser aka i0n1c, that detected if your iPhone has been secretly jailbroken, has been pulled from the App Store (via iPhoneHacks). While it was surprising to find out that Apple had approved such an app in the first place, it did stay in the App Store for almost a week before being permanently removed. 

Esser had submitted an update which fixed an issue which wrongly identified an anomaly when the accessibility features were enabled. i0n1c has just tweeted that the app has been removed his jailbreak detection from the App Store. He got an email from Apple telling him that the app was removed from the App Store for the following reasons:

2.19: Apps that provide correct diagnostic or other inaccurate device data will be rejected.

22.2: Apps that contain false, fraudulent or misleading representations or use names or icons similar to other Apps will be rejected.

The developer has revealed that Apple pulled the app because it was displaying the process list which was a privacy violation, though many users have argued that they “should have rights to know what is running on their own device”. He also notes that the app is using the same APIs that are used by other diagnostic apps which are still available in the App Store.

Do you think Apple should have allowed the app to stay in the App Store?

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