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Is it Apple authorized API?

To dispel these doubts, you need to understand how it works from the inside. Our product works much like if you rent an iPhone in the cloud that can receive REST-API requests from you and perform the necessary actions on the destination device or iServices. Sounds cool, right? That's why sometimes in our articles we name this service "LoopMessage Server".
There is nothing in Apple's Terms of Uses that says this is somehow forbidden. Because that will sound like Apple will try to fight with cloud hosting companies (like AWS, Azur, DigitalOcean and etc.). And our advantage is that we have a good experience of how we can do it with Apple devices.

Is there any official relationship between you and Apple?

We work within the standard Apple developer program as many other companies. Absolutely the same for thousands of other developers and companies who enrolled in their development program and make products for their platforms. All companies/persons once enrolled as developers for the Apple platform, all that they get from them is just a receipt for a successful annual fee for participating in this program.
You can check Apple requirements for their developer programs, and of course, before enrolling we should have:
- A registered legal entity
- The entity must have a D-U-N-S number
- Company must have a public website.

Is it possible to get any papers confirming that you are authorized by Apple?

Apple can only offer paper with licenses for offline sellers of their devices ("Brick and mortar" Apple Resellers), but there is no such thing for developers. If you can provide an example of the document expect to receive, we will try to request the same document from Apple. But frankly, it sounds like asking for a license from a company that develops and publishes apps in the App Store or their website, but such licenses do not exist. In our case, our app is published as SaaS.
You can ask Apple about such documents, but you will most likely get the following response:

And you can see that our current iMessage automation apps have been successfully published in the iOS/Mac App Store and no sanctions from Apple. We always try to keep in touch with Apple to find out if any of our software will break their rules or not. And at the moment, if we do not contribute to the distribution of spam, then there are no claims against us.

Can you share anything in Apple's terms of service that allows your apps/services?

Obviously, it is impossible to cover absolutely all cases of use in their rules. As such, large corporations typically only list general concepts of what is prohibited by their Terms of Uses. Therefore, you will not find a direct line where it will be written that it is allowed to make SaaS apps inside Apple products and enumerate all types of actions that are allowed for SaaS.
Likewise, if your company develops games for iPhone where you can play with cat characters, obviously you won't find in Apple's policies expressly saying that "you can develop and publish games about cats, but you can't about dogs" and etc.
If you will fully read Apple's Terms of Use and find any line that our service violates, please contact us. Otherwise, we do not recommend that you worry about it and trust the professionals 😉

Can this API be shut down by Apple?

This is possible if Apple decides to completely shut down its iMessage product. At the moment, it is one of the most popular instant messengers in the world that's installed by default on all Apple devices, so it is unlikely that it will be closed in the near future.

Why don't publish your clients on the site?

If you check the websites of SMS gateway companies, you will find that they almost never show their customers in public. There are usually many reasons, for example:
Competitors may start spamming this company;
Other companies will try to poach this client;
Large companies may not want to disclose information about companies on which they depend;
Unfortunately, our services fall under these clauses. But you can schedule a call with us where we can share the success cases of some of our clients with you.

Updated on: 19/01/2023

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