New Apple App Store rules to crack down on API misuse

Apple is instituting new rules that will require app developers to explain why they need certain data, or if not justified, to stop collecting it. This is in response to developers using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to extract and exchange data via device signals, aka “fingerprinting,” which Apple doesn’t allow. The new requirement will go into effect this fall, and then in the spring apps and updates that don’t provide sufficient reasons will be rejected.