Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Dec 2015 23:54 UTC
Apple

Apple is beginning to push fullscreen pop-up ads for the iPhone 6s to people opening the App Store app on some older iPhone models, according to a rush of user complaints.

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Apple has previously marketed new devices through things like App Store banners and collections, but this is the first time Apple has temporarily prevented people from using an app simply for the sake of marketing - at least when excluding the Apple Music sign-up screen seen after launching the iOS Music app for the first time.

I got the ad as well, but on my iPhone 6S, which makes even less sense. This is just sleazy and scummy.

Apple's been pushing a lot of sleazy advertisements into iOS lately, which is kind of ironic when you think about it. The company that keeps spouting the "if you're not paying for it, you're the product" nonsense, is the one pushing sleazy advertisements into their mobile operating system, while Google, the advertising company, is not.

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What about that ad blocker?
by satan666 on Tue 15th Dec 2015 00:57 UTC
satan666
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Wait a minute here! Wasn't that ad blocker supposed to block the crappy ads? iPhone users don't get ads because they pay premium. And Apple does not use user data in order to serve ads. The fact that only the older models get the ads is pure coincidence.

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