It is reported that Apple is removing all the vaping apps from its App Store. The company made the decision when it was discovered that after several reports of lung injury from e-cigarettes. The reports say e-cigarettes have affected thousands of people in the United States and 42 deaths have been reported so far.
Apple has confirmed that it is not allowing the sale of merchandise cartridges directly from its apps; there are a number of fever-related apps in the App Store, estimated at 181. However, Apple says it has now completely eliminated them. So that means that a total of 181 apps will not be available on the iPhone. Some users have also reported that they have discovered several business-related apps that were previously available in the App Store, but are now unable to.

Banning Apple Shopping Apps: Is There Really a Positive Change?

The question that arises here is, will this move really bring about any positive change?
As a matter of fact, these shopping apps were not so popular in the App Store. It's also unclear how much of a positive effect Apple's shopping app ban is really having?

Apple spokesman said:

"Recently, experts from the CDC to the American Heart Association attributed lung injuries and fatalities to products containing e-cigarettes and fever, and the spread of these devices to the public health crisis and youth outbreaks. We agree, and we have updated our App Store review guidelines to show that apps that promote or facilitate the use of these products are not permitted. "

The shopping apps available through the Apple Store allowed users to control some of the features of e-cigarettes, while others provided volatility updates or theme games. However, Apple has also confirmed that anyone who already has a WhatsApp app on their phone will be able to use it. Additionally, they are also capable of transferring it to any new Apple device.

So, if these apps can still move from one Apple device to another, then what's the benefit of this restriction? Again the question arises is this ban really going to change? Personally, I think if we can easily move an app from one device to another, then what is the benefit of the ban?

It is reported that Apple is removing all the vaping apps from its App Store. The company made the decision when it was discovered that after several reports of lung injury from e-cigarettes. The reports say e-cigarettes have affected thousands of people in the United States and 42 deaths have been reported so far.
Apple has confirmed that it is not allowing the sale of merchandise cartridges directly from its apps; there are a number of fever-related apps in the App Store, estimated at 181. However, Apple says it has now completely eliminated them. So that means that a total of 181 apps will not be available on the iPhone. Some users have also reported that they have discovered several business-related apps that were previously available in the App Store, but are now unable to.