Apple calls privacy a “fundamental human right.” Every year the company introduces new privacy features to keep users from being tracked. One of the most controversial and important features is called App Tracking Transparency, which requires users to consent to whether an app can track them. But even though Apple protects users from third-party apps, Apple seems to be tracking every tap made on the App Store since his iOS 14.6, so it’s time to save users from themselves. seems not possible.
According to two developers, with iOS 14.6, Apple started sending itself every tap a user makes on the App Store.
of Mysk developer says “When a user browses an App Store app, detailed usage data is simultaneously sent to Apple. The data includes an ID to map behavior to a profile. The data shown in the video is 152KB.” They call the “level of detail” Apple collects “even if you agree to share analytics data with Apple.”
Two interesting points are that iOS 14.5, the previous version of iOS 14.6, introduced the App Tracking Transparency feature (discussed above). Now, Apple believes it’s in the middle of a controversy because it wants to expand advertising across the iOS system.
A few weeks ago, Apple started offering more ads in the Apple Store. That said, developers complained that gambling apps were appearing as affiliated apps, even in educational kids apps. has not been announced.
Mysk developers say it’s unclear if Apple is still collecting App Store analytics data on iOS 16.
BGRMore We will reach out to Apple and update the story as soon as we hear back.