Apple Pulls ‘FlexBright’, Says iOS Apps That Adjust Display Temperature Aren’t Allowed

Interesting, one day the app FlexBright is in the App Store and the other day it’s pulled again…

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Earlier this week, we shared a blue-light reduction app called FlexBright, which worked similarly to Apple’s own Night Shift mode. Apple initially approved the app, which was able to adjust the screen temperature for the entire iPhone, but after it garnered attention following our post, Apple pulled it from the App Store.

FlexBright developer Sam Al-Jamal told MacRumors he had worked with Apple through several app rejections to get FlexBright into the App Store and that no private APIs were in use, something that was seemingly confirmed by the app’s approval, but further review from Apple led to FlexBright‘s removal. Al-Jamal has shared Apple’s explanation with MacRumors following an “exhausting discussion” with the Cupertino company. “The bottomline is [Apple] won’t allow apps to change screen colors,” he said.

Al-Jamal was given two technical reasons behind FlexBright‘s…

Read the entire article from MacRumors here: Apple Pulls ‘FlexBright’, Says iOS Apps That Adjust Display Temperature Aren’t Allowed

 



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