Apple: Airfoil Speakers Touch pulled from iOS App Store for using non-public APIs

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Apple has just confirmed to The Verge that it removed Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil Speaker Touch application from the App Store after version 3.0 — released last month — was found to be in violation of developer guidelines. The company believes that the app’s recently-introduced “AirPlay receiver” functionality is a breach of Review Guideline 2.5:

Apps that use non-public APIs will be rejected.

John Gruber of Daring Fireball was the first to offer up this reasoning after conferring with sources. The feature in question permits any iOS device running the app to play back audio beamed from a variety of sources using Apple’s AirPlay wireless streaming protocol. Apple presently only allows designated products to act in this capacity —…

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