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    Adobe Air SDK 29 is not accepted by Apple

    gameduchy Level 1

      IOS is blocking AIR, rejected for months,due to AIR has API using IOPSCopyPowerSourcesInfo

      Our mobile game uses FLash, and AIR 29 to make it work on IOS devices,

      However, we can't upgrade our game since half year ago, and Apple review team finally told us the reason:





      Thanks for your resubmission.

      Guideline 2.5.1 - Performance - Software Requirements



      Your app uses or references the following non-public APIs:


      _IOPSCopyPowerSourcesInfo, _IOPSCopyPowerSourcesList, _IOPSGetPowerSourceDescription


      The use of non-public APIs is not permitted on the App Store because it can lead to a poor user experience should these APIs change.


      Continuing to use or conceal non-public APIs in future submissions of this app may result in the termination of your Apple Developer account, as well as removal of all associated apps from the App Store.


      Next Steps


      If you are using third-party libraries, please update to the most recent version of those libraries. If you do not have access to the libraries' source, you may be able to search the compiled binary using the "strings" or "otool" command line tools. The "strings" tool can output a list of the methods that the library calls and "otool -ov" will output the Objective-C class structures and their defined methods. These tools can help you narrow down where the problematic code resides. You could also use the "nm" tool to verify if any third-party libraries are calling these APIs.




      For information on the "nm" tool, please review the "nm tool" Xcode manual page.


      If there are no alternatives for providing the functionality your app requires, you can file an enhancement request.


      Then we found it's in AIR sdk, even 29.


      Then we replied:


      The earlier letter said our app has the following non-public APIs:

      "_IOPSCopyPowerSourcesInfo", "_IOPSCopyPowerSourcesList" and "_IOPSGetPowerSourceDescription".


      We checked the ipa file with the tools you suggested.

      "nm" and "oTool" found none.

      The tool "strings" only found "IOPSCopyPowerSourcesInfo", "IOPSCopyPowerSourcesList" and "IOPSGetPowerSourceDescription" (non-underlined) referenced.


      After searched the non-underlined version from the apple develop center, we thought they are public APIs.

      However, we never called them.


      These were found in the popular SDK Adobe AIR, and were alone there for years.

      We haven't got any alternatives beyond Adobe AIR.

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