I was reading through the updated App Store Review Guidelines, particular section 11 – Purchasing and currencies. 11.17 is what made the whole world curious about what Apple’s stance on bitcoin is:
Apps may facilitate transmission of approved virtual currencies provided that they do so in compliance with all state and federal laws for the territories in which the app functions
So what does “approved virtual currencies” mean? Whatever it is, Apple is definitely less hostile towards bitcoin than it was before. Developers that don’t mind taking a leap of faith should start developing bitcoin apps and test Apple’s compliance department :). Let’s see how this goes.