Top permissions the biggest 1,500 iOS apps request globally

The top three permissions requested by iPhone apps globally are for photos, camera access, and location while using the app. But 40% of the top 1,500 apps in the U.S. ask for background location permissions that can allow them to track your every move, and that jumps to 51% in China.

Another quarter of top apps typically ask to access your contacts and also ask for Bluetooth permissions, which can be used to determine location.

Less than 1% ask for HomeKit integration so you can ask Siri to turn out the lights.

And NFC and GameKit, Apple’s social gaming service, get almost no pick-up in the top 1,500 apps in any country.

Get the full story in my post at Forbes …