Numerous Apps Caught up in Apple’s New App Store Review Policy to Ban Gambling-Related Apps

Apple has today implemented a new App Review policy in an attempt to eradicate gambling-related apps from the App Store, but many apps that are being banned as a result appear to have very little to do with gambling at all.

The reason appears to be because the ban applies to any apps that allow users "unrestricted web access", which automatically slaps apps under review with a 17+ age rating if they are subsequently made available in the App Store.

Unrestricted web access means that a user of the app can access any URL by opening a browser window from within the app, potentially circumventing parental controls.

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