Apple pulls Bluetooth OnOff from the App Store
It should come as no surprise that Apple has removed the wonderful Bluetooth OnOff app from the App Store.
The wonderful, single-purpose $0.99 app allowed you to turn Bluetooth on and off with one touch, something users have been clamoring for since the iPhone came out in 2007. I hope that you grabbed it while you could!
Apparently Bluetooth OnOff used private APIs and was summarily yanked from the App Store six days after it was approved. I’m not sure how it slipped through the Apple approval process because I’m pretty sure that my two-year-old knows that Apple doesn’t allow this. Sympathetic reviewer perhaps? The reason for the demand is obvious. While undeniably convenient (especially if the U.S. enacts a Federal ban on mobile phone use while driving), Bluetooth uses battery capacity so it’s better to turn it off while not in use.
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