Apple's upcoming iOS update may require a wholesale rethink of Facebook's app strategy

Apple's upcoming iOS update may require a wholesale rethink of Facebook's app strategy. In iOS 13, due out in September, Apple will not allow VOIP apps to run in the background when the apps are not actively in use. Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger apps support users making Internet (VOIP) calls and they stay running in the background so they can connect calls quickly. But they also continually collect info about what the user is doing on their phone. Apple’s next OS update prioritizes user privacy and aims to eliminate exactly this type of non-transparent user data collection. The change would require significant changes to Facebook’s apps.. Facebook says it is in talks with Apple regarding the update. Ars Technica