Kaspersky says that soon after the launch of Apple's Screen Time feature in iOS 12, it was informed that the Kaspersky Safe Kids app could not use configuration profiles which are needed for its app control and Safari browser blocking features. Kaspersky Safe Kids had been available on the App Store without issue for nearly three years.
From our point of view, Apple appears to be using its position as platform owner and supervisor of the sole channel for delivering apps to users of the platform to dictate terms and prevent other developers from operating on equal terms with it. As a result of the new rules, developers of parental control apps may lose some of their users and experience financial impact. Most important, however, it is the users who will suffer as they miss out on some critical security features. The market for parental control apps will head toward a monopoly and, consequently, stagnation.
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