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This article was published on September 18, 2015

Peace out: Marco Arment pulls iOS ad blocker from App Store after just 2 days

Peace out: Marco Arment pulls iOS ad blocker from App Store after just 2 days
Nate Swanner
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Nate Swanner

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TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

In a surprising turn of events, ad blocker Peace has been pulled from the App Store. It has been the number one paid app since iOS 9 came out.

Developed by Marco Arment (an excellent developer who also makes podcast app Overcast), Peace did what all ad blockers do — it blocks ads. In a strange way, that’s what turned Arment off:

Peace required that all ads be treated the same — all-or-nothing enforcement for decisions that aren’t black and white. This approach is too blunt.

Those who have purchased Peace can request a refund. It’s strange to see a wildly popular app pulled from the App Store, but it’s nice to know that whether you agree with him or not — Arment has a conscience. I appreciate that.

Just doesn’t feel good [Marco Arment]

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