It is not a bug and won't be fixed. If you read latest Intel XDK release notes you will understand. The way plugins are fetched is different now and developers have do the upgrade, but phonegap afmob from Cranberrygame is deprecated and probably won't be updated. You have to use Cranberrygame Cordova AdMob plugin now in Intel XDK.
shinkan the one you use is not the one from the official manual.
Ibelieve Scirra will update manual soon.
You may want to check my related post here new-intel-xdk-version-released_p1024788?#p1024788
Did you even TRY to compile Admob for iOS using the latest XDK Build before you say so casually that it is not a bug ?
Let me put this to rest with PICTURES !
The latest version of XDK/AdMob Combi is a DISASTER.
I also have to disable WKWebView because it is causing all kinds of compilation errors with the latest version of the XDK.
I am so going to NEVER USE XDK again after this project, I am SICK and TIRED of them CONSTANTLY .... just CONSTANTLY breaking their own software.
Check out their LATEST FUCK YOU stunt:
Using EXACTLY the version they want you to use and still says please use the version that you have already selected.
It is like the bully that ask why are you hitting yourself.
Public Service: Build 2866 of Intel XDK STILL WORKS WITH AdMob and iOS, QUICKLY DOWNLOAD THIS EARLIER BUILD WHILE IT IS STILL WORKING!!!