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The Media & Bitcoin Community Respond to Apple

If you haven’t had a chance to catch up on the past 24 hours of news since Apple removed our app from its App Store, please read on! Our team has been diligently focused on the pouring-in of news, and monitoring the aftermath of Apple’s actions. Our blog (yes, this one!) has received over 52,000 views since our initial response to Apple was posted. We’re happy we’ve got your attention! The response from the Bitcoin community, and media has been overwhelming(ly awesome). Even if Apple never reverses its decision, it’s impossible to deny the magnificent outcry we’ve received from media and Bitcoiners.

In spite of this challenge, we are continuing to move forward. Our team maintains utmost confidence in our position as the world’s most popular Bitcoin website and wallet – on all platforms. In fact, we are in the process of implementing an HTML 5 version of our mobile wallet, that will work on any smartphone device.

If you are still an iPhone user, be aware the Blockchain App is still available through Cydia. Android users can visit the Google Play Store to download their version of the Blockchain app.

In response to our original statement, many people left us their thoughts, and here are a few we thought we’d share.

“Great article. Thanks Blockchain for making a stand. As insiders have known for years – After iPhone, Apple went into decline.” – Tea

*“Great timing by Apple- The new Samsung S5 will be released on Feb 24. Goodbye Apple.” – Bob A *

*“Welcome, Apple. Seriously.*

#WelcomeAppleBTC” – chsa dos

*“Apple is abusing its monopoly, plain and simple. They feel threatened by the new internet currency and are trying hard to nip it in the bud, like the way they tried to sue the ass out of Android. Apple is the new M$. And you need to get your head out of Tim Cook’s butt.”* – *Nikki*

*“Now everybody can see the true nature of Apple as a arrogant, narcistic and childish company full of egoistic, money-groping ‘managers’. I surely don’t regret I never bought Apple product, not in the past, not now and not in the future… they’re overhyped and overpriced….” – Porto

We decided to compile all the news and media coverage we could find, so all you have to do is click the links below (which are in no particular order). Click here to read our original response to Apple.

Courtesy of Reddit/r/bitcoin:

Click for original Reddit/r/Bitcoin post for above video

More iPhone shattering videos here

Our original thread in Reddit announcing the news via Reddit/r/Bitcoin

Trade in Your iPhone for Bitcoins Today! via Reddit/r/Bitcoin, posted by Mintspare

Apple removes Blockchain, last Bitcoin wallet app, from iOS App Store  via PCWorld, written by Jeremy Kirk

Apple Drops The Most-Popular Bitcoin Wallet From The App Store via Business Insider, written by Paul Szoldra

Apple Pulls Bitcoin App Blockchain From App Store via PCMag, written by Chloe Albanesius

Apple Removes Blockchain From App Store via Bloomberg, written by Carter Dougherty

Apple Removes Popular Bitcoin Program Blockchain From App Store via Bloomberg Business Week, written by Carter Dougherty

Apple Yanks World’s Most Popular Bitcoin Wallet From App Store via Wired, written by
Robert McMillan

Apple drops top Bitcoin app from marketplace via CNNMoney, written by Jose Pagliery

Apple removes Blockchain, last Bitcoin wallet app, from mobile store via Computer World, written by Jeremy Kirk

Apple Deletes Blockchain, The Last Remaining Bitcoin Wallet For iPhone via ReadWrite, written by Lauren Orsini

Apple kills off last Bitcoin wallet app in App Store via CNet, written by Don Reisinger

Apple pulls Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain from iOS App Store via Apple Insider, written by Mikey Campbell

Apple Takes Down a Bitcoin App via The New York Times, written by Nathaniel Popper

Apple removes ‘last remaining’ Bitcoin trading app from App Store via The Verge, written by  Jacob Kastrenakes

Apple Removes Bitcoin App From Store via Guardian Liberty Voice, written by Alexandria Ingham

Apple removes popular Bitcoin wallet from iTunes App Store via NDTV Gadgets, written by Robin Sinha

Apple Inc. Removes Last Bitcoin App; Makers Bemoan Move via ValueWalk, written by Aman Jain

Apple Pulled The Last Bitcoin Wallet App From The App Store via FastCompany, written by Chris Gayomali

Does Apple have a beef with Bitcoins? via SiliconBeat, written by Patrick May

Apple bans final bitcoin wallet from App Store via The Telegraph, written by Matthew Sparkes

Apple Removes the Last Bitcoin Wallet From the App Store via ComplexTech, written by J Duaine Hahn

RIP Bitcoin On iOS, Apple Pulls Last Bitcoin Wallet App From App Store via Macgasm, written by Toby Wellington

Apple Boots Blockchain, Another Bitcoin Wallet App, Out Of Its App Store via AppAdvice, written by Joe White

Blockchain hits out at Apple ‘monopoly’ after bitcoin app removed from iOS store via Computing, written by Danny Palmer

Apple criticised for booting ‘bitcoin wallet’ off its App Store via South China Morning Post, written by Danny Lee

Apple bans another bitcoin app from iPhones via The Guardian, written by Alex Hern

Apple boots Blockchain Bitcoin wallet from App Store via FirstPost, written by Nishtha Kanal

Apple Removes Bitcoin Wallet App From Store via UberGizmo, written by Tyler Lee

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Yanks All Bitcoin Wallet Apps From App Store via International Business Times, written by Sophie Song

Apple Kills Last Bitcoin App via Time, written by Laura Stampler

Apple Removes Blockchain Bitcoin Wallet Apps from its App Stores via CoinDesk, written by Jon Southurst

Venture Capitalists and Bitcoin Companies React to Apple’s Blockchain Ban via CoinDesk, written by Emily Spaven

Apple puts final nail in coffin for Bitcoin on iPhone, removes Blockchain via Haverzine

Apple pulls Blockchain Bitcoin wallet from App Store via SlashGear, written by Brittany Hillen

Why Apple Just Removed A Popular Bitcoin App From The App Store via Business Insider, written by Jay Yarow

Cryptocurrency News Round-Up: Bitcoin Slips, Apple Bans iOS Wallet and Iceland Launches AuroraCoin via International Business Times, written by Alistair Charlton

Apple Yanks Bitcoin App Blockchain From App Store via Wall Street Cheat Sheet, written by
Nathanael Arnold

Users smash iPhones after Apple removes sole remaining Bitcoin app from the App Store via iSource, written by Kevin Krause

Apple removes Blockchain’s Bitcoin app via Pulse2.0

Apple declares war on Bitcoin, but it’s a war that it’s destined to lose via Silicon Angle, written by Mike Wheatley

Apple Removes Last Remaining Bitcoin Wallet App From the App Store via iClarified

Outcry as Apple bans Blockchain Bitcoin Wallet App via HITC, written by Steve Reynolds

Final Bitcoin wallet app, Blockchain, removed from App Store via Today’s iPhone, written by Cam Bunton

Blockchain wallet app for iPhone removed via Product-Reviews, written by Matt Tran

Apple removes the last remaining Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain from the App Store via TNW, written by Kaylene Hong

iPhone Users Smash Devices on Apple Bitcoin App Ban via ForexNews, written by FX_Livermore

Blockchain, the last iOS bitcoin app, removed from store via Softonic, written by Jonathan Riggall

Apple Removes Popular Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain From The App Store via CultOfMac, written by Luke Dormehl

Apple vs. Bitcoin: Blockchain Wallet App Removed from App Store via eCreditDaily

Watch this Bitcoin Fanatic Shoot His iPhone After Apple Blacklists Blockchain via CoinDesk, written by Pete Rizzo

Apple Drops Last Bitcoin Wallet App from Store via International Business Times, written by Jerin Matthew

Apple removes ‘Blockchain’ Bitcoin app from App store via Techie News, written by Megha Kedia

Apple removes app from App Store via Top News NZ, written by Sumit Yayavar

Guy Shoots Up His iPhone With An Enormous Sniper Rifle After Apple Bans Popular Bitcoin App via Business Insider, written by Rob Wile

Blockchain Bitcoin Wallet Removed From Apple App Store via Coated, written by Mike

Apple sticks the boot into Bitcoin with Blockchain removal via City AM, written by Guy Bentley

Bitcoin users smash their iPhones after Apple bans last Bitcoin wallet from App Store via Digital Trends, written by Andrew Couts

Bitcoin Slumps as Tech Giant Cuts Ties (AAPL) via Street Insider

theEweekly Wrap: Concern from Twitter shareholders, Facebook celebrates 10th anniversary and Apple rejects Bitcoin wallets via The E Word, written by Danielle Middleton

Apple Tries to Stop BitCoin via EvdoInfo

Blockchain Bitcoin Wallet App Pulled From App Store via Geeky Gadgets, written by Roland Hutchinson

Apple pulls Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain from App Store via iDownload Blog, written by Christian Zibreg