Users plead Apple for Bitcoin wallets

An aggrieved user has started a petition to force Apple to approve bitcoin wallet applications for its shiny iPhones.

AccessTimeIconMay 10, 2013 at 9:53 a.m. UTC
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An aggrieved user has started a petition to force Apple to approve bitcoin wallet applications for its shiny iPhones.

San Francisco gent Joshua Seims has started the petition on to request Apple change its policy.

The petition says:



Please allow Bitcoin wallets on the iPhone.

We need a mobile Bitcoin client, and if Apple won't deliver one, we'll move to Android."

Apple has already removed several bitcoin wallets citing terms of service and developers' obligation to obey local laws wherever their apps are available - even though no nation has yet banned Bitcoin. Another reason might be Apple's unwillingness to let go of mobile payments.

There are several 'bitcoin' applications available on iTunes for keeping an eye on exchange rates or to monitor mining rigs, but none have wallet functions.

We wish Mr Seims good luck with his quest but he might like to start looking at Samsung and HTC phones...

The petition, currently with 225 supporters, is here.


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