Apple gave in to pressure from China and started to remove apps from the App Store that use the CallKit framework.
There are strict laws cybersecurity in China. VPN tools were banned and led to a brief suspensi of the popular WeChat applicati. Although no specific reas has been given for the crackdown the CallKit framework, it is suspected to be related to VoIP functiality
The news Apple's App Store came via 9to5Mac which received messages about the new regulati of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Informati Technology. The notices sent to developers in China by Apple explain that local laws mean that the CallKit feature may not be available. Developers have the choice between removing their applicatis entirely or returning them with the CallKit feature removed.
The descripti of the CallKit framework gives an idea of why China may be dissatisfied with its use in applicatis:
CallKit allows you to integrate your call services with other applicatis related to the call the system. CallKit provides the call interface, and you manage back-end communicati with your VoIP service. For incoming and outgoing calls, CallKit displays the same interfaces as the Phe applicati, which gives your applicati a more native look. And CallKit respds appropriately to system-level behaviors such as Do not disturb.
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