Apple has removed the Blockchain application from their App store, which is by far the most popular Bitcoin application to date. In total more than 120,000 users has downloaded the Blockchain application, using it as their Bitcoin wallet and to transfer Bitcoins to other users and merchants.
It was removed on Wednesday by Apple, with the team behind Blockchain quickly releasing a statement saying that Apple are overly aggressive with future competitors, due to rumours of Apple developing their own payment system.
A Blockchain spokesperson made the following statement: "These actions by Apple once again demonstrate the anti-competitive and capricious nature of the App Store policies that are clearly focused on preserving Apple's monopoly on payments rather than based on any consideration of the needs and desires of their users,".
In the email that Apple send to Blockchain regarding the removal, they told them that they were pulling the app due to a "unresolved issue", but not going into further details in the email or bothering to respond to Blockchains responses.
Despite the tensions between Bitcoin users and Apple, Apple has yet to remove all Bitcoin related applications in their App store, so there might still be hopes for iOS users.