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Always pass weak reference of self into block in ARC?

I am a little confused about block usage in Objective-C. I currently use ARC and I have quite a lot of blocks in my app, currently always referring to self instead of its weak reference. May that be the cause of these blocks retaining self and keeping it from being dealloced ? The question is, should I always use a weak reference of self in a block ?

-(void)handleNewerData:(NSArray *)arr
    ProcessOperation *operation =
    [[ProcessOperation alloc] initWithDataToProcess:arr
                                         completion:^(NSMutableArray *rows) {
        dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{
            [self updateFeed:arr rows:rows];
    [dataProcessQueue addOperation:operation];


@interface ProcessOperation : NSOperation
    NSMutableArray *dataArr;
    NSMutableArray *rowHeightsArr;
    void (^callback)(NSMutableArray *rows);


-(id)initWithDataToProcess:(NSArray *)data completion:(void (^)(NSMutableArray *rows))cb{

    if(self =[super init]){
        dataArr = [NSMutableArray arrayWithArray:data];
        rowHeightsArr = [NSMutableArray new];
        callback = cb;
    return self;

- (void)main {
    @autoreleasepool {