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Apple Removes Wi-Fi Scanners from iTunes ➝

Bill Ray writing in The Register:

Wi-Fi detection is something of a niche: there were never more than a handful of such applications in iTunes. But now even those have vanished as Apple decided they were using a “private framework”, and has pulled them off the shelves without explanation or apology.

It’s not that complicated, these developers were knowingly using private frameworks to scan for Wi-Fi hotspots. This of course, is against Apple’s agreement with developers.

I’m amazed at the amount of writers that are actually upset about this. This is one of the few App Store removals that actually makes sense.