A theory I have is that it's actively blocking iOS from tuning the feeds without the native LiveATC app (to increase revenue), but I like to think that LiveATC is nicer than that. I'm going to do some packet captures and investigate further exactly what's going on.
Why do people always assume the worst? We have had a free mobile site (m.liveatc.net) for a while.
Exactly, that's why I didn't think the theory was very plausible. FWIW, I've purchased the LiveATC app multiple times on multiple platforms, and have donated before; I appreciate everything you and all the feed volunteers do and didn't mean to offend anybody.