So yeah since few days, maybe 1 week, or something
Apple decided to change (again) the rules that make an iOS acceptable or not
that makes all AIR apps published with SDK from 24 to 29 prone to be rejected
your experience may vary
welcome to the iOS walled garden
and make no mistakes, since day 1, Adobe AIR (like any other similar technology) is on a "loan"
under a whim, at any moment, Apple may decide to change the rules in such a way
that no hacks or clever engineering will be able to pass through
blame Apple, complain to Apple
And it's not only iOS, it is also macOS, anything that is an Apple app store is a walled garden.
now have a good read of the App Store Review Guidelines
and be ready to re-read it again and again each time Apple decides to change something
It already happened before, here few examples
Note (Mac OS only): To comply with Mac App Store requirements, the physical location of this directory changed between AIR 3.2 and AIR 3.3:
3.2 namespace and earlier:
3.3 namespace and later:
path/Library/Application Support/appid/Local Store/, where path is either
~/Library/Containers/bundle-id/Data (sandboxed environment) or
~ (when running outside a sandboxed environment)
AIR App Compliance with Apple Data Storage Guidelines
AIR applications targeted for iOS may get rejected in the application review process with the reason “Rejection: 2.23 Apps must follow the iOS Data Storage Guidelines or they will be rejected“. Usage of File.applicationStorageDirectory or Local Shared Objects (LSOs) in the application might be the reason. Recently, Apple has updated the Data Storage Guidelines with the release of iOS 5.
Preventing Automatic Cloud Backup on iOS devices
According to the Apple guidelines, data that can be downloaded again or regenerated shall be stored in the
<APPLICATION_HOME>/Library/Caches directory. So, with AIR 3.6, a new static property,
File.cacheDirectory has been introduced, which points to this directory. Files stored in this directory are not backed up on the iCloud.